All figures are as of January 2018, unless otherwise noted.
Visitors to the Museum
since opening in April 1993
- Total: 43 million
- Demographics: Currently 24% school children; 12% international; approximately 90% non-Jewish
- Dignitaries: 99 heads of state; more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 132 countries
- Members: 165,000
- Website: In 2017, more than 20 million visitors representing 240 countries and territories (46% were international visitors)
- Holocaust Encyclopedia: Available in 16 languages; in 2017, visited by more than 17 million people worldwide
- Facebook: 208,800 fans
- Twitter: 260,100 followers
- E-mail Community: More than 330,000 subscribers
- YouTube: 4.5 million lifetime views of Museum videos
William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education
The Levine Institute is the world’s preeminent institution 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.
- 360 Fellows, representing 49 states and seven 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.
- 17,600 members of the judiciary trained since 2009
- 120,000 law enforcement officers trained since 1999
- 50,000 military professionals trained since 2004
Special Exhibitions in the Museum
- Remember the Children: Daniel's Story
- Syria: Please Don't Forget Us
317 presentations of nine exhibitions in 201 cities and 49 states, as well as Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and Serbia. The UN has hosted three Museum exhibitions, two at UN headquarters in New York City and one in Paris. Current exhibitions include:
- State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
- Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
- Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
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.
- 839 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, Sweden, UAE, and UK) in 47 Mandel Center seminars held at the Museum from 1999 to 2017
- 538 fellows-in-residence from 33 countries since 1994
- 954 campus outreach lectures in 49 states since 2001
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.
- 20,334 objects, averaging 4 to 5 new items a week
- Approximately 105.2 million pages of archival documents, with an additional 191.1 million digital images from the International Tracing Service
- More than 111,000 historical photographs and images, of which almost 33,000 are available on the Museum’s website
- More than 1,000 hours of archival film footage; 220 hours of outtakes from the film SHOAH
- More than 113,000 library items in 61 languages
- More than 17,000 Holocaust-related testimonies and access to nearly 52,000 oral histories from the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation
- 208,225 survivors and their descendants, as well as other victims and WWII veterans, registered in the Meed Survivors Registry
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 over 10 Bearing Witness trips to countries of concern including Burma, Iraq, South Sudan, and the Syrian border to sound the alarm about the need for urgent action in places at risk for genocide and mass atrocities.
- Met with over 100 policymakers in the US and abroad to strengthen governments’ will to prevent genocide and mass atrocities.
- Hosted 23 fellows over the past five years who have conducted cutting-edge research that can save lives—including developing the world’s first public early warning system for genocide and mass atrocities.
Base Operating Budget: $101.1 million in FY 2017 ($57 million federal revised appropriation; $44.1 million unrestricted private donations and investment income)