Virginia Holocaust Museum Treasurer, Earl Ferguson has passed away.

We are very saddened to share the passing of our treasurer and dear friend, Earl Ferguson. Earl was a leader in the Richmond community, who offered up his time to numerous charitable organizations. He was a hero to us all.   May the family be comforted among the mourners of

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Halina and Alan Zimm

Holocaust Survivor, Alan Zimm, has passed away

We are sorry to inform you that Alan Zimm passed away April 18, 2020. We mourn his passing with his family. Alan was born in Kolo, Poland to Mencham and Shaina Ziemniak. He was one of nine siblings. In 1939 Alan relocated to Bugay and then Warta, Poland, spending some

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Roger Loria, Age 4

Happy Birthday, Dr. Loria!

Join us in wishing a very Happy 80th Birthday to Holocaust Survivor Dr. Roger Loria! Click here to learn more about the Loria family. 

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Holocaust Survivor, Helen Zimm, passes away at 96

We are sorry to inform you that Helen Zimm passed away Monday, April 6, 2020. We mourn her passing with her family. Helen Zimm (Drexler) was born in Lodz, Poland to Solomon and Brandla Drexler. Solomon and Brandla went on to have two other children, daughters Nana and Halina. The

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Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Brodecki, passes away at 93

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

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#Giving Tuesday

Please support the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Tuesday, November 29th, in honor of #Giving Tuesday. Your donations directly contribute to our continued free admission, teacher workshops, and other resources offered to educators and students throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Annual Report

Read a message from our Director, learn more about exhibits from this year, and get more information on our upcoming exhibit: Violins of Hope! Click the link to download our Annual Report

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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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