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” 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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Thank you Del. Debra Rodman!

We are touched and inspired by the words that were spoken by Delegate Rodman yesterday at the Virginia House of Delegates. Thank you for reminding us that must pursue active engagement in our community so that we don’t forget the lessons that the horrors of the Holocaust have taught us.

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Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate

In conjunction with the LCVA’s Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition, this workshop will provide educators with the tools to engage students in a dialog about diversity and social awareness as it relates to their curriculum and the everyday lives of students.

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Dr. Sydnor to be featured on VA Currents

December 15th, 2017– Tune in to Virgina Currents Thursday, January 25th at 8 PM on WCVE|PBS to see VHM Senior Historian, Dr. Charles Sydnor, talk about his time testifying against Nazi War Criminals in the 1980's and 1990's. Dr. Sydnor worked for Office of Special Investigations as an expert witness

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Political Prisoner Uniform

December 11th, 2017– Each act of passive and active resistance was a potential threat to the Third Reich. Not only could these acts physically impede the progress of Nazi plans, but they could also challenge the ideological basis of the Nazi regime. Those who stood in opposition to the government,

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