The Holocaust is the state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims -- six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. (Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Docents are available for guided tours of groups containing at least 10 visitors. Maximum tour capacity is 40 visitors. Tour group size cannot exceed 40 visitors. Guided tours are only available with an advanced reservation. Reservation forms must be submitted at least two weeks prior to first desired date. Submit a tour request.
If you are coming in a group of 10 or more but would not like a guided tour, please call 770-206-1558 to ensure a group is not already scheduled for that date and to ensure your group is able to view the exhibit without interruption.
We strongly recommend the exhibit for children of grades 5 and up. While we understand that each child is different and parents know their child/children best, please keep in mind that not only are graphic images included in the exhibit but complex and disturbing themes are also present. If you are concerned about exposing your child/children to such themes and images, we recommend waiting to visit the exhibit until you feel certain they are ready. Learn more about age appropriateness.
Students in grades six and above demonstrate the ability to empathize with individual eyewitness accounts and to attempt to understand the complexities of Holocaust history, including the scope and scale of the events. While elementary age students are able to empathize with individual accounts, they often have difficulty placing them in a larger historical context. (Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)