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September Artifact Swap

September 14, 2016– Lithuanian Torah Scroll This week, as part of our regular artifact rotation, we swapped out the Lithuanian Torah scroll in our synagogue It is important to limit the amount of light exposed to artifacts in order to protect and preserve them for future generations. Though the Nazis

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Busiest Month to Date

September 7, 2016– August was the busiest month in our 19 year history Six thousand and seven hundred guests visited the VHM! We had a number of great events and programs in August, including TEI, the Mystical Arts of Tibet, a visit from the VA Lt. Governor, and workshops with

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Teacher’s Workshop: Salvaged Pages

September 5, 2016– Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust Attention Teachers! Join the VHM for a one day workshop focused on “Salvaged Pages: Young Writer’s Diaries of the Holocaust,” led by author Alexandra Zapruder. The workshop will focus on using the text and young people’s diaries to teach the Holocaust

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Welcome Lukas!

September 2, 2016– New Austrian Intern at the VHM We would like to welcome our newest intern from the Österreichischer Auslandsdienst (Austrian Service Abroad.) Lukas Tschemernjak recently graduated from high school and will be spending a year with us here at the VHM as part of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial

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Thanks Anvesh, It’s Been a Great Year!

August 31, 2016– So Long, Richmond! Each year, around 30 young Austrians are sent across the world, to represent Austria at Holocaust memorial museums and institutions. I arrived at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in September 2015, to assist in its mission of Holocaust education as Austrian Holocaust Memorial Servant. Austrian

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TEI 2016 – Session 1

July 20, 2016– Summer 2016 Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute The first session of our 2016 Teacher Education Institute has gone by in a flash. Each summer, the Virginia Holocaust Museum offers a five day three graduate credit course for educators. The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI) is taught

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2016 Art Contest Winners

May 26, 2016– Annual Art Contest The Virginia Holocaust Museum’s Visual Arts Competition, sponsored through the generosity of Weinstein Properties, is a yearly art contest and exhibit. Held in April in conjunction with the VHM’s Holocaust Memorial Program, middle and high school students are asked to interpret a Holocaust related

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Rule of Law Award Photos

May 25, 2016– Rule of Law Award Ceremony On May 23rd the VHM and the Virginia Law Foundation honored Dr. Charles Sydnor with the Rule of Law award for his years of service in bringing Nazi War Criminals to justice. For 25 years, from 1981 - 2006, Dr. Sydnor served as

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Rule of Law Award Ceremony

Rule of Law Award Rule of Law Award Ceremony 2016   May 13, 2016– Rule of Law Award 2016 Join us May 23rd at 5:30pm as we honor Dr. Sydnor with the Rule of Law award for his distinguished service to the Virginia Holocaust Museum and his years of service

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Yom HaShoah Photos

May 4, 2016– Yom HaShoah 2016 Every year the Virginia Holocaust Museum pauses to remember and honor the memory of the Six Million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. This year the commemoration of Yom Hashoah was held May 1st at the Museum with a ceremony honoring the Survivors of

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