It’s the museum that asks you “to think about what you saw.”
It’s the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC .
The museum is located on Raoul Wallenberg Place, right across the Potomac River from the Jefferson Memorial .
No two museums and memorials could be any more different .
Children of all ages should see the Jefferson Memorial just to learn about our third president .
The Holocaust Memorial Museum is recommended for older children , although how can you explain what you see in this museum to yourself , let alone your children or grandchildren ?
This museum is free and it just doesn’t deal with the Jewish people in Nazi Germany , but genocide everywhere.
You do have to go through security , but once you step in the elevator , you’re taken up to the top floor , which is the fourth floor .
You walk your way down so that you can try to comprehend just what went on in Nazi Germany and the other concentration camps.
When I first visited this museum , there was so much that I had to learn about this period of history .
I really couldn’t comprehend man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, woman, and child based on their religion , race, and even gender .
I still don’t get it and I’m 64 years old
When you finally reach the first floor, you discover that the world hasn’t learned anything .
You see pictures and hear newscasts about Rwanda, The Balkans, The Congo, and Darfur .
This museum isn’t for everyone , but it does achieve what it sets out to do.
It makes you think about what you saw .