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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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