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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie

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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • Although not super large, this museum offers a wealth of information with its short looping films, photos and artifacts. Great layout-easy to follow your way through without missing anything. Friendly...  read more »
  • So lucky to have this in the neighborhood. Very informative, a must to take your kids here. Last time I went we actually met survivors of the Holocaust as well, great experience. 
  • This is an important museum to remember the evils of WWII. Why and how Hitler caused the murder of millions of innocents. This is a small but important reminder. 
  • This was a very good museum to go to, particularly for those who are less familiar with the Holocaust and want an overview of the beginnings, actual events, and aftermath. You can go through quickly, although I would recommend a couple hours to really absorb it. They also have a nice set of rotating exhibits that focus on human rights issues. If you're in the city, it's also about an hour and a half bike ride from downtown via the north branch trail.
  • Very informative. Nicely set up. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Geared more towards Jr High aged and up as it was a little above my 9 year old daughters head.
  • Beautiful tribute to one of the most tragic events in human history
  • A really nice and touching Museum. Never forget.
  • I went here with my children yesterday. This place is a must see for all 12 years and above... As the other poster noted, free parking and reasonable admission fee. The experience begin in the parking lot as you feel as if you have been transported to a WWII camp because of lighting fixtures, landscaping, etc. The experience continues as you walk up to the museum you take note that it has the feel of an industrial building - cold, dark, ominous. Even the lighting and fixtures inside transport you to another time and a feeling of hopelessness, but as you leave you are transported through light. The design of the building is half the experience. We took the 2-hour docent led tour with Mark. He was amazing and kept us enthralled the entire time. I suggest this tour. It was interactive, educational, and eye opening.
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