The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Cora Wandel

Washington, D.C., United States

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This is a slightly abstract view of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, the country’s memorial to the genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany murdered approximately six million European Jews between 1941 and 1945. The victims also included political opponents of Nazi Germany, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Soviet prisoners of war. The museum opened in April 1993, with speeches by American President Bill Clinton and Israeli President Chaim Herzog. Since its dedication, the museum has had over forty million visitors, including ten million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 211 countries. Interestingly, less than ten percent of the Museum’s visitors are Jewish. The popular museum is a somber experience for most visitors because it shows the absolute horror of the Holocaust with many gut-wrenching exhibits (my favorite, and yet most disturbing, is a very large bin of shoes taken from the victims just before they walked into the “showers” to be killed). Adjacent to the National Mall at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, the museum is easily accessible to tourists visiting the nation’s capital. It is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 200; TV: 1/3200; AV:4.0; FL: 17.0m; Lens: 17-85mm)

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