Son of Holocaust Survivor flies Afghan Refugees to US

Story courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency Written by Gabe Friedman Last week, Delta Airlines pilot Alexander Kahn flew hundreds of Afghan refugees from Germany to Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., as part of a U.S. government partnership with commercial airlines. It had extra special meaning for Kahn, as he told

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Manuel Loupassi, has passed away

We are saddening to learn of the passing of Manuel Loupassi. Manuel was a pillar in the Richmond restaurant business as well as a selfless friend of the Museum. Our sympathies, and condolences go out to his family, and everyone who knew him. Manuel was born on January 18, 1937,

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Richmond Times Dispatch Editorial

Our Executive Director Samuel Asher shares how the Virginia Holocaust Museum is countering antisemitism through exhibits like Violins of Hope, and teaching many visitors, teachers and students about the Holocaust and other genocides in this Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial.

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Kickoff for the Capital Campaign!

We've kicked off our Capital Campaign with some much needed renovations and a spotlight in NBC 12! Read the article here

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“I’m Not Leaving”: In Conversation with Storyteller and Author Carl Wilkens

Watch Recorded Carl Wilkens Presentation   On Thursday April 22nd, the Virginia Holocaust Museum hosted a special presentation and conversation with author and storyteller Carl Wilkens. For over a decade, Carl Wilkens has been sharing stories around the globe to inspire and equip people to “enter the world of The

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Yom HaShoah 2021

The Virginia Holocaust Museum hosted our virtual 2021 Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 11. Every year, we pause to remember and honor the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. View Yom HaShoah Recording Yom HaShoah in the News Special Guest Dr. James Grymes James A. Grymes is

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VIRTUAL CLASSICAL CONCERT

Performed on Sunday, January 31, 2021 View Recording Here Live-Streamed from the Sanctuary at Congregation Beth Ahabah Jocelyn Vorenberg Violinist for the Richmond Symphony Michelle Huang Pianist for the Richmond Symphony

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Countering the Rise of Anti-Semitism Panel Discussion

Hosted on Monday, January 25, 2021 View Panel Discussion Here Seventy five years after the end of WWII, there is an historic rise in anti Semitism both in the United States and Europe. Learn what Congress, the German Government, clergy and every day community leaders can do to counter this

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Director’s Report November 2020

Please use the following link to read our November Director’s Report. https://mailchi.mp/12e1e53c482c/virginia-holocaust-museum-exhibit-event-news-788914

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Holocaust Survivor, Rabbi Koller, has passed away

Israel Koller was a Holocaust Survivor, and an ordained Rabbi who served in Korea, Port Arthur TX, Santa Barbara CA, Charleston WVa, and Richmond. He was born in January 1936, in Dombrowa, Poland, to Leib and Helen Koller. Shortly before the Nazi invasion, in September 1939, his father understood the

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