August 2014 - Washington DC
We had a great time in August, spending five days in Washington DC. Just so much to see and do.
We went to the Holocaust Museum one day. This is a very moving museum, not for the faint of heart.
It uses a lot of photographs to augment the history from the early 30s when Hitler first came to power.
We had been to the Holocaust Museum in Budapest which was heart-breaking.
The most memorable and gut wrenching movie I've ever seen is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Most of the museum does not allow photographs but somehow no one stopped me taking these photos in an exhibit titled "remember the children".
The following information is from the Holocaust's own web site. I include a link below to their video of the exhibition that is stunning.
A brief film introduces the exhibition’s narrator, Daniel, and the story of the Holocaust. Visitors then enter realistic environments where they can touch, listen, and engage in Daniel’s world as it changes during the Holocaust. The exhibition design is based on historical imagery gathered from family photo albums, documentary sources, and pictorial diaries of the period. Daniel’s diary entries, which serve as the exhibition’s primary text, are based on the wartime writings of young people and on the memories of some of those who survived.