United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

The Museum works closely with many key segments of society who will affect the future of our nation. By studying the choices made by individuals and institutions during the Holocaust, professionals from the fields of law enforcement, the judiciary, and the military, as well as diplomacy, medicine, education, and religion, gain fresh insight into their own responsibilities today.

In addition to our leadership training programs, the Museum sponsors onsite and traveling exhibitions, educational outreach, and Holocaust commemorations, including the nation’s annual observance of the Days of Remembrance in the US Capitol. Our Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies fosters the continued growth and vitality of the field of Holocaust studies. Our Center for the Prevention of Genocide works to educate, engage, and inspire the public to learn more about past genocides—such as those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur—and to consider what they can do to prevent these atrocities in the future. The Center for the Prevention of Genocide also works to galvanize policy makers both in the US and around the world to create the tools and structures needed to avert the next crisis.

Since its dedication in 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 38 million visitors, including 96 heads of state and more than ten million school-age children. Our website, the world’s leading online authority on the Holocaust, is available in 15 languages and was visited in 2014 by more than 9 million people representing 236 countries and territories.

America United States Mid-Atlantic
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Museums and libraries