Dr. Kravetz teaching

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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“Strength and Hope”

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

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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Simone Schwarz lighting a candle

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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Deadly Medicine – A Temporary Exhibit

Deadly Medicine - Opening June 6th May 3, 2016– Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race We are happy to announce that Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, a new temporary exhibit, will open June 6th and run until July 31st. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine:

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Top 5 Reasons to take TEI

April 25, 2016– This week we will be showcasing the top 5 reasons to take our Teacher Education Institute. The deadline for applications is May 1st, so be sure to apply soon. This summer the Virginia Holocaust Museum will be offering the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. The Institute is

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Amanda Sam_Speaking at MWHS

Oral History Feature: Amanda Sam

April 26, 2016– Amanda Sam will be speaking as part of the I Witnessed History lecture series May 21st at 1pm. Watch a short clip from her oral history below, and stop by the VHM May 21st to hear her full story.

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VHM Volunteers

Thank You Volunteers!

April 26, 2016– It’s National Volunteer Week this week, and we just want to thank all the docents and volunteers who have contributed so much to our museum over the years. The VHM couldn’t exist without our hard working volunteers and their dedication to keeping the stories of local Holocaust

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Yom HaShoah 2016

Join us in Remembrance

April 26, 2016– Join us on May 1st at 1pm for our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. There will be a memorial candle lighting with local Holocaust Survivors, a short talk by Dr. Timothy Snyder, and the winners of our annual art contest will be announced. For information check out the

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