While you're out being the very best, just be respectful of your surroundings. After being bombarded by visitors playing Pokémon Go since Thursday, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. is kindly asking Pokétrainers to go find their magical creatures somewhere else. Epic battle for the Holocaust Memorial continues. It is NOT okay that people were trying to play Pokémon Go at the Holocaust Museum... All joking aside I did see fully 40 teens playing Pokemon Go at the holocaust museum right by where I was picnicking.
It has been less than a week since Nintendo unleashed "Pokémon GO" upon the world and the internet is already awash with tales of unusual places players have gone to in the pursuit of collecting the in-game monsters. And while many establishments, and the people that dwell within them, have reacted benignly to the sudden crowds outside, there are some who don't want any of it. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., thinks it is "extremely inappropriate" for people to play the game "in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism." In a statement sent to CNNMoney, Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the museum, added: "We are attempting to have the Museum removed from the game." One of the features of the game is a PokéStop, a place for players to collect free in-game items.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has asked people not to play Pokemon Go on their phones during their visit. A spokesman for the museum in Washington said that playing the game inside a memorial to victims of Nazism was "extremely inappropriate". The Arlington National Cemetery, just three miles away from the museum, has also warned off Pokemon players. Both locations feature in the new smartphone game, which has become a a commercial and cultural phenomenon. Pokemon Go allows players to search locations in the real world to find Pokemon creatures.
A page of Joseph Stripounsky's diary with a sketch showing "Master Teddy Bear," is shown at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching its first-ever crowd-funding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors.