The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This museum was dedicated in 1993 and has had more than 30 million visitors to date. This memorial was established to remember, to educate, and to confront the hatred and genocide that occurred at the hands of Hitler and his followers. The goal of the museum is to cultivate a sense of moral responsibility and confront hatred to prevent genocide and future prevention of situations like the Holocaust of the mid-20th century. The museum works with a variety of leaders and parts of society that are largely involved in the global future.
Visitors to the Holocaust Museum will see exhibits that will educate them on World War II, Hitler's role in the genocide, SS Men, war criminals, concentration camps, the 'reasons' behind the Holocaust, and more. This is an educational, but startling look at the reality that is known as the Holocaust today. There are also survivor stories and exhibits that showcase those who didn't suffer the ultimate fate as a result of the 'racial struggle' that ensued in Germany at the time. Today, the Holocaust Museum is visited by many schools and groups, and the website is the world's online leader in Holocaust information, facts, and resources.
The website offers an introduction to things that you will see at the museum, as well as a full education on the Holocaust era from the introduction of the Third Reich in 1939 through the Postwar trials and immigration of survivors and displaced individuals in the late 1940s. There are resources for students, teachers, scholars and university students, and the general public. You can look at online exhibitions and plan visits, as well as ask questions and keep updated on what is going on with the museum through their e-mail list.
In 2013, the museum will celebrate 20 years, which has spawned new exhibits, new challenges, and new tributes and tours that will help educate people on the Holocaust, genocide in the 21st century, and other related topics. The Holocaust Museum has a lot to offer and its website is currently available in more than 10 languages with expansion into others planned for the future. This resource is designed for educators, students, survivors, family members, and the general public that has an interest in understanding the Holocaust era, genocide, and the increasing denial that such an event existed by many anti-Semitists.