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Letters to the Editor – March 19, 2022: Stand with them – Samuel H. Asher

Stand with them Editor, Times-Dispatch: Today, we are witnessing atrocities being committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. There already are more than 2 million refugees and thousands of dead civilians. It is shameful Russian forces targeted a missile in Kyiv near the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center that commemorates the

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It takes all of us to make ‘never again’ a reality – Megan Ferenczy

When we ask people why we study the Holocaust, the first answer, 100 percent of the time, is, “So we learn from it and not repeat what happened.” We read about the Holocaust, watch films about the Holocaust and often times we are left with more questions than answers, asking

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Va. Holocaust Museum reacts to ban of ‘Maus’ by Tennessee school system

https://www.nbc12.com/2022/02/04/va-holocaust-museum-reacts-ban-maus-by-tennessee-school-system/

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Samuel Asher, Jamie Bosket and Marland Buckner column: ‘Violins of Hope’ fostered deeper dialogue about tolerance

During August, September and October, our region hosted the “Violins of Hope Richmond” exhibit for its first visit to the Mid-Atlantic. This extraordinary showcase featured a collection of 57 violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and were restored to concert-quality condition by Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli

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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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