Make Yourself At Home At The Virginia Holocaust Museum

Thank you to Make Yourself at Home RVA for interviewing Holocaust Survivor, Roger Loria and our Executive Director, Sam Asher in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th. Click here to view the interview. 

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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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Violins of Hope

One survived the horrors of Dachau and Auschwitz; another is dedicated to a brother and sister who played concerts in the ghetto of Vilna; and a third recalls the powerful attraction of a klezmer band to a young boy who escaped Eastern Europe and would later open a violin shop

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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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Sam Schulman, last surviving US crew member on legendary ‘Exodus,’ dies at 91

Samuel Schulman, the last surviving American crew member of the celebrated ship “Exodus 1947,” which attempted to bring thousands of Holocaust survivors from Europe to pre-state Israel, passed away Friday in Richmond, Virginia. He was 91. From the end of World War II until the establishment of the State of

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VHM Stands with AHO Against Poland’s Holocaust Anti-Defamation Bill

July 11th, 2018– For Immediate Release: As a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO), we at the Virginia Holocaust Museum stand with the AHO in calling for the Polish government to fully retract its law penalizing those who state Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust. It seeks to criminalize

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Clara Daniels 1923–2018

April 13th, 2018– We at the Virginia Holocaust Museum are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Clara Daniels. A Holocaust Survivor from Hungary, she was beautiful in life and was one of our survivors who spoke for us and helped us in many ways. Clara Daniels (Fried) was born

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Salvaged Pages by Alexandra Zapruder

“Salvaged Pages” Performance at JCC

This Wednesday, VHM’s Director of Education, Megan Ferenczy, will be leading a discussion about what we can learn from survivor accounts following a production of the stage adaptation of National Jewish Book Award winner “Salvaged Pages.” Students from Midlothian Middle School and Hanover High School will perform a selection of

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