Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the people who fought back

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

Continue reading

Dr. David D. Burhans

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

Continue reading

Ben Ferencz: Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor dies, aged 103

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

Continue reading

Antisemitic incidents rose 50% in Virginia in 2022: study

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

Continue reading

Virginia’s Senate has passed a bill to adopt a definition of antisemitism

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

Continue reading

Myrick Cohen

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. 

Continue reading

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff tours Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

Continue reading

Marcus Weinstein, VHM Board of Trustees Chairman, Awarded UR’s Paragon Medal

January 23, 2023 | The Paragon Medal, the University of Richmond’s highest honor, has been awarded to Marcus Weinstein, Virginia Holocaust Museum’s Board of Trustees Chairman, a UR alum, a well-known philanthropist, and chairman of Weinstein Properties. To view the article, click the button below:

Continue reading

‘Pictures of Resistance’ Reviewed in RTD

January 9, 2023 | Check out Alexa Welch Edlund’s review of Pictures of Resistance in the Richmond Times Dispatch. To view, click the button below:

Continue reading

Commission Releases Report On Combating Antisemitism

December 6, 2022 | The Commission to Combat Antisemitism, created by Governor Glenn Youngkin on his first day in office to reaffirm Virginia’s commitment to stand against hatred and intolerance, has released its findings in the form of a 39-page report. The report notes that in 2021, antisemitic incidents across

Continue reading