“Think About What You Saw”

Those are the words on a prominent sign as you exit the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. We can’t think of a more powerful way to explore human rights than to take a deep and extremely emotional dive into one of the most horrific human rights violations in humanity. Prior to visiting, our group had a thoughtful discussion about the psychology of “groupthink” and how simple it can be for societies, governments, and individuals to turn a blind eye to pain and suffering of others l— especially when that pain and suffering is reported on a massive scale. This experience enriched our ability to explore human rights through a historical lens while also thinking about the part we play as individuals today.

Unanimously, our group decided that The National Holocaust Memorial Museum is an essential experience for anyone looking to examine human rights, past and present.

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