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Museum Press Kit

Facts and Figures

All figures are as of January 2024, unless otherwise noted.

Visitors to the Museum

Since opening in April 1993

  • Total: More than 47 million 

  • Demographics: Currently 24% school children; 12% international; approximately 90% non-Jewish

  • Dignitaries: More than 100 heads of state; more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 132 countries

  • Members: 194,742

Visitors Online

  • Museum Websites: In 2023, 36 million visitors representing 243 countries and territories (59% international visitors)

  • Holocaust Encyclopedia: Available in 20 languages; in 2023, visited by 28.6 million people worldwide

  • Facebook: 1,738,757 followers

  • Twitter: 437,429 followers

  • Instagram: 214,304 followers

  • E-mail Community: 859,543 subscribers

  • YouTube: 105,980 subscribers

  • LinkedIn: 14,408 followers

William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education

The Levine Institute is the world’s preeminent institution for promoting quality Holocaust education. As part of our nation’s official memorial to the Holocaust, the Levine Institute’s educational programs reach students, teachers, and the public as well as leaders in the American military, judiciary, law enforcement, and government.

The Teacher Fellowship Program trains leaders in the field of Holocaust education. This national corps of skilled educators promotes quality Holocaust education and programs to ensure that how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of Holocaust education.

  • More than 461 fellows, representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries, trained since the program began in 1996.

Leadership programs for professionals examine the choices made by individuals and institutions during the Holocaust to give participants insight into their own professional and individual responsibilities today.

More than 264,380 professionals educated through our programming.


  • Approximately 66,100 military professionals, including officers-in-training, active duty US military, and international officers.


  • Approximately 6,200 government professionals at various levels in their careers across agencies.


  • Approximately 26,780 federal and state professionals, including judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and court support staff.

  • Conducted 199 Law, Justice, and the Holocaust programs in 44 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Law Enforcement:

  • Approximately 165,300 federal, state and local law enforcement, including FBI, Secret Service, MPDC, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Prince George’s, NYPD, etc.

  • Conduct 80-100 programs annually, in seven cities across US.

Special Exhibitions in the Museum

  • Americans and the Holocaust

  • Burma’s Path to Genocide

  • American Witnesses

  • Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story

Traveling Exhibitions

More than 350 presentations of nine exhibitions in 210 cities and 49 states, as well as Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, Tunisia, Belgium, South Africa, Namibia, and Poland The United Nations has hosted three Museum exhibitions, two at UN headquarters in New York City and one in Paris.

  • Americans and the Holocaust

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

The Mandel Center promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, fosters relationships between American and international scholars, and works to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of Holocaust scholars.

  • More than 1,045 faculty seminar participants from 49 states and the District of Columbia (and Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Sweden, the UAE, and the UK) in 54 Mandel seminars held at the Museum from 1999 to 2024.

  • More than 712 fellows-in-residence from 44 countries since 1994.

  • More than 1,042 campus outreach lectures in 49 states since 2001.

David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation

The Museum is building the authoritative collection of record on the Holocaust and making it fully accessible and preserved for future education, research, and scholarship. The Museum’s collection of artifacts, documents, films, photographs, recorded sound, microfilms, digital resources, and published materials is preserved in the state-of-the-art David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center.

  • 26,867 objects

  • Approximately 126 million pages of archival documents, with an additional 200 million digital images from the Arolsen Archives (formerly the International Tracing Service).

  • More than 114,109 historical photographs and images, of which 90,197 are available on the Museum’s website.

  • More than 1,456 hours of archival film footage; 220 hours of outtakes from the film SHOAH.

  • More than 136,000 library items in 63 languages.

  • More than 26,000 Holocaust-related testimonies and access to nearly 52,000 oral histories from the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation and 4,500 interviews from Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.

  • 210,969 survivors and their descendants, as well as other victims and World War II veterans, registered in the Meed Survivors Registry.

  • Approximately 12.2 million name records in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database, of which nearly 9.5 million records are available online.

Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

The Simon-Skjodt Center is dedicated to stimulating timely global action to prevent genocide and to catalyze an international response when it occurs. Its goal is to make genocide prevention a core foreign policy priority for leaders worldwide through research, education, and public outreach.

  • Led more than 10 Bearing Witness trips from 2004–2023 to countries of concern including Burma, Iraq, South Sudan, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Syrian border to sound the alarm about the need for urgent action in places at risk for genocide and related crimes against humanity.

  • Met with hundreds of policymakers in the United States and abroad to strengthen governments’ will to prevent genocide and related crimes against humanity.

  • Hosted 35 fellows over the past ten years who have conducted cutting-edge research that can save lives - including developing the world’s first public early warning system for assessing the risk of mass atrocities in countries around the world.