March 24, 2023 - August 13, 2023

Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion are Open daily 10 am - 5 pm.
Please note, this exhibition will take 2-3 hours in length. Please plan accordingly.


Sellouts Expected - Ticket Inventory Limited - Plan Your Visit in Advance

 An extraordinary collection of more than 700 original
artifacts of immense historic value.

“I thought I understood, but no lesson on history, no podcast, and no novel can prepare you for the impact and power these artifacts…these atrocities…these stories…. behold.”


No book, no podcast, nor history lesson can prepare you for the impact and power this extraordinary collection of artifacts holds.

© KTLA , Gayle Anderson


AN IMMERSIVE VIEW OF the History of Auschwitz

Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. brings together more than 700 original objects of great historic and human value; objects which were direct witnesses of the horrors of Auschwitz and the Holocaust. These objects serve as the guiding thread of a rigorous and moving account of the history of the German Nazi camp Auschwitz and its dwellers, both victims and perpetrators.

Through this daunting selection of objects from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum as well as more than 20 institutions and museums all over the world, the Auschwitz exhibition portrays the complex reality of the notorious camp, a universal symbol of the human tragedies that resulted from Nazi ideology, and the world of victims and perpetrators with a clear goal – to elucidate how such a place could come into being and dig into how its existence has determined our present worldview.

Most of these objects have never been shown to an audience on the West Coast before.


This is the ONLY time this exhibition will be on the West Coast.


Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is recommended for ages 12+. Although the history of Auschwitz is challenging, we have developed this exhibition not only with profound respect for the victims but also for our visitors. Care has been taken to ensure that there are no gratuitous depictions of violence. Every effort has been made to consider the emotional impact this story can have on our visitors, so that they can safely explore this history, seek to understand it better, and make meaning for themselves. 


For a list of collaborating institutions, lenders of artifacts, copyright holders, and key acknowledgments, click here.

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This exhibit made possible thanks to Presenting Underwriter Ambassador Gordon D. Sondland

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