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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1980, and was formally dedicated on April 22,1993, on the newly-renamed Raul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, D.C.

The Museum is dedicated to presenting the history of the persecution and murder of six million Jews and millions of other victims of Nazi tyranny from 1933 to 1945. The Museum’s primary mission is to inform Americans about this tragedy, to remember those who suffered, and to inspire visitors to contemplate the moral implications of their choices and responsibilities as citizens in an interdependent world.

The Museum has amassed a collection of artifacts and oral histories for the Permanent Exhibition which authenticate the tragic and heroic story of the Holocaust. The Children’s Wall consists of thousands of tiles hand painted by American schoolchildren to record their impressions of the Holocaust. The Wall is dedicated to the 1.5 million innocent children who were murdered by Hitler’s Third Reich. The Education Department at the Museum creates a variety of learning experiences for children and youth groups. Educational materials and curriculum units are available for use outside the Museum. The museum attracts millions of people annually, and has become one of Washington’s most visited places.

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