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:

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‘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:

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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

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Press: How antisemitic rhetoric is impacting Jewish communities, and what to do about it

NPR | November 6, 2022 | by Rachel Treisman, Associate Editor/Social Media & Digital Writer, Morning Edition The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, cast a bright spotlight on the age-old problem of antisemitism in recent weeks, with his offensive remarks inspiring other demonstrations of hate and stoking fears

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Press: There’s Just Us featured in Richmond Magazine

Richmond MagazineSept. 8, 2022 When Longwood University communications studies professor Alec Hosterman began to photograph the first day of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, he thought the photos would be material he could integrate into classroom discussions.  Instead, he wound up documenting the violent, far-right

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Press: Laurie Simpson Crouch Joins VHM

Richmond Times DispatchAugust  15, 2022 Laurie Simpson Crouch has joined the Virginia Holocaust Museum as Marketing Director. She will be responsible for coordinating marketing, advertising and public relations efforts to support the museum’s mission to educate audiences of all ages about the Holocaust and other genocides. Most recently, she served

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Press: Sam Asher’s Letter | Richmond Times Dispatch | 3.19.2022

Dear 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 33,000 Jews

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Press: ‘Violins of Hope’ fostered deeper dialogue about tolerance

Richmond Times Dispatch | Nov 19, 2021 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

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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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