Dave Ress Richmond Times-Dispatch Before he got down to ceremonially signing a bill that adds a definition of antisemitism to the Code of Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin bent close to hear the message Holocaust survivor Halina Zimm wanted to share: “Hate is wrong, love is right,” he repeated, more loudly than her soft voice
SEAN JONES Richmond Times-Dispatch Dr. Roger Loria, 83, remembers the Gestapo uniforms he saw when he was just three. Loria and his mother had fled to France in hopes of finding his father who had arrived in the country earlier. German soldiers walked up to the house where Loria and
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Relatives share family stories of loss and survival during the Holocaust and the monthlong fight against the Nazis in Warsaw, Poland. By Dana Bash and Anna Brand, CNN Published April 19, 2023 On April 19, 1943, a group of Jews living inside the Nazi-created Warsaw Ghetto in Poland began an armed uprising against
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our longtime Board Member, supporter and friend, the Rev. Dr. David D. Burhans, on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, following a brief illness. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Burhans earned a B.A. in English from William Jewell College and three
By Christy Cooney BBC News The last surviving prosecutor from the post-World War Two Nuremberg trials has died aged 103. Ben Ferencz was just 27 when he secured the convictions of Nazi officers for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He later advocated for the establishment of an international court
The number of antisemitic incidents in Virginia rose by 50% in 2022, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. The organization’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, released Thursday morning, counted just under 3,700 incidents of antisemitic harassment, vandalism or assault nationwide, the highest level since it started publishing an annual
Virginia’s Senate has passed a bill to adopt a definition of antisemitism. House Bill 1606 by Del. Anne Ferrell Tata, R-Virginia Beach, would allow Virginia to adopt the “non-legally binding” Working Definition of Antisemitism that is already adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The bill is meant to be a “tool
The VHM is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Myrick Cohen. Rick, along with his beloved wife, Babs, was a volunteer at the museum for over a decade, leading tours and working in the Education Department. His warmth and humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Emhoff is the first Jewish spouse of an American president or vice president. By Molly Nagle and Sarah Kolinovsky January 27, 2023, 2:52 PM Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland Friday, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 78th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation. In an emotional