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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Director’s Report June 2020

Please use the following link to read our June Director’s Report.   https://mailchi.mp/vaholocaust/virginia-holocaust-museum-exhibit-event-news-716246  

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Virginia Holocaust Museum Treasurer, Earl Ferguson has passed away.

We are very saddened to share the passing of our treasurer and dear friend, Earl Ferguson. Earl was a leader in the Richmond community, who offered up his time to numerous charitable organizations. He was a hero to us all.   May the family be comforted among the mourners of

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Holocaust Survivor, Alan Zimm, has passed away

We are sorry to inform you that Alan Zimm passed away April 18, 2020. We mourn his passing with his family. Alan was born in Kolo, Poland to Mencham and Shaina Ziemniak. He was one of nine siblings. In 1939 Alan relocated to Bugay and then Warta, Poland, spending some

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Roger Loria, Age 4

Happy Birthday, Dr. Loria!

Join us in wishing a very Happy 80th Birthday to Holocaust Survivor Dr. Roger Loria! Click here to learn more about the Loria family. 

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Holocaust Survivor, Helen Zimm, passes away at 96

We are sorry to inform you that Helen Zimm passed away Monday, April 6, 2020. We mourn her passing with her family. Helen Zimm (Drexler) was born in Lodz, Poland to Solomon and Brandla Drexler. Solomon and Brandla went on to have two other children, daughters Nana and Halina. The

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Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Brodecki, passes away at 93

We are sorry to inform you that Sonia Brodecki passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. We mourn her passing with her family. Sonia was born in Sosnowiec, Poland on July 8, 1927 to Miriam and Joseph Piekarska. The couple had one other child, a son named Lolek. Joseph owned and

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Annual Report

Read a message from our Director, learn more about exhibits from this year, and get more information on our upcoming exhibit: Violins of Hope! Click the link to download our Annual Report

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Holocaust Survivor Boleslaw “Bud” Brodecki passes away at 98

UPDATE: The funeral will be held at Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery (within Forest Lawn Cemetery at 4000 Pilots Lane) on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. The meal after the funeral will follow from follow from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Virginia Holocaust Museum (2000 E. Cary St.). Free parking

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Survivor, Board Member Editorialize Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Concentration Camp Comments

Holocaust Survivor Halina Zimm and Virginia Holocaust Museum Board Member Richard Samet were published in Richmond Times-Dispatch in response to recent comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comparing conditions at migrant detention centers to concentration camps. Read: COD, June 25, 2019: Detention centers unlike Nazi concentration camps – Halina Zimm

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