Zachor: Remembrance of Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”) occurred throughout Germany on November 9-10, 1938.  This “spontaneous” pogrom, or violent attacks against Jews and Jewish property, resulted from the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris on November 7, 1938. The fall-out from this act led to one of the most infamous instances of mob violence in recorded history.
A memorial service in remembrance of Kristallnacht will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 2:00 PM. This year’s theme: Zachor which in Hebrew means “Remember.”

Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial
Located in Forest Lawn Cemetery
4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond, VA 23222

  • Laburnum Ave exit from 195-N, 95-S. or 64-E continue on Laburnum Ave for 2 1/2 miles.
  • Left on Alma Ave. 1 block to Forest Lawn entrance

For transportation assistance call Tatyana Perelman at (804) 986–7397

Jointly sponsored by:
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetary
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Virginia Holocaust Museum

Emek Sholom

4000 Pilots Lane
Richmond, VA 23222

The original Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial consisted of two panels of names and a central stone. It is one of the first Holocaust memorials in North America. In 1998, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources recognized its uniqueness and listed it as a Historic Landmark in Virginia. The following year, the U.S. Department of the Interior placed it on the National Register of Historic Places.

On November 7, 1999, two flanking panels, bearing 237 additional names, were dedicated by new members of the Richmond Jewish community to memorialize their family members who perished in the Holocaust. By 2010, addition names filled the remaining spaces bringing the total number of names on the memorial to 459.

The Jewish cemetery, where the Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial is located (Section A), is a burial ground for 175 Holocaust survivors, their descendants and others who have physical or emotional ties to the Holocaust or a desire to make this their final resting place. The cemetery is located within Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

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