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
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
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
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
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
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 on
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
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.
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.