VHM Stands with AHO Against Poland’s Holocaust Anti-Defamation Bill

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

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Clara Daniels 1923–2018

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

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Salvaged Pages by Alexandra Zapruder

“Salvaged Pages” Performance at JCC

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

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Thank you Del. Debra Rodman!

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.

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Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate

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.

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Dr. Sydnor to be featured on VA Currents

December 15th, 2017– Tune in to Virgina Currents Thursday, January 25th at 8 PM on WCVE|PBS to see VHM Senior Historian, Dr. Charles Sydnor, talk about his time testifying against Nazi War Criminals in the 1980's and 1990's. Dr. Sydnor worked for Office of Special Investigations as an expert witness

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Political Prisoner detail

VHM Artifact Highlight: Political Prisoner Uniform

December 11th, 2017– Each act of passive and active resistance was a potential threat to the Third Reich. Not only could these acts physically impede the progress of Nazi plans, but they could also challenge the ideological basis of the Nazi regime. Those who stood in opposition to the government,

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Torah (Lithuanian) 2

VHM Artifact Highlight: Torahs

October 30th, 2017– Armed acts were not the only form of resistance during the Holocaust. The Third Reich’s attempt to eradicate Jews began by disrupting Jewish daily life while also enacting a wide range of dehumanizing initiatives. This process was not only part of the Nazis’ effort to murder the

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Law Day 2017

October 27th, 2017– Last Wednesday, October 25th, the Virginia Holocaust Museum hosted the annual Rule of Law Day Awards. One of the central lessons of the Holocaust focuses on the centrality of the Rule of Law in the creation and maintenance of civil societies. To safeguard that belief, the Nuremberg Courtroom Committee

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Untitled, Serge Mendjisky Painting

VHM Artifact Highlight: Mendjisky Painting

September 7th, 2017– It is a common misconception that Jews and citizens of German-occupied territories did not resist or fight back against Nazi forces. Resistance, in fact, was widespread and implemented by both Jews and non-Jews. Further, resistance took on many forms, ranging from upholding Jewish traditions to taking up

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