Oral History Indexing

Oral History Indexing Project

March 8, 2016– Our oral history indexing project is well underway. The goal of the project is to make all the videos in our oral history collection searchable and enable users to easily find testimony related to any topic. Once complete you will be able to find and go directly

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TEI Dates Announced!

Attention Teachers! February 26, 2016– Looking for Professional Development Points? The application for the 2016 Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute is now available. This 10 day course assists educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical content, pedagogy, and link to the Virginia Standards of

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VA General Assembly Visit

Virginia General Assembly

February 25, 2016– Today we visited the Virginia General Assembly to talk about the importance of Holocaust education, and how delegates can show their support for us throughout the year. Thanks to delegate Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn for the support!

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Visit from Dr. Browning

Visit from Dr. Browning

February 3, 2016– Thanks to Dr. Christopher Browning for visiting the museum and talking to our docents and staff about his career as a Holocaust historian. Dr. Browning, author of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and The Final Solution in Poland, was the doctoral advisor to our Executive Director

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Visit from Lithuanian Ambassador

Visit from an Ambassador

February 1, 2016– This weekend we were honored to have Lithuanian Ambassador Rolandas Krisciunas and former US Ambassador Anne Derse visit the museum for a special tour with our Executive Director.

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Auschwitz Gates

Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz

January 27, 2016– 71 years ago today, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops. January 27th was designated as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations by a special resolution on November 1st, 2005. “By remembering the victims and honouring the courage of the survivors and those who assisted

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Artifact Highlight: Garrett Album

January 15, 2016– We’ve received our first artifact donation of 2016. This album consists of photos from a United Nations Displaced Person camp in Santa Cesarea, Italy. Between the summer of 1945 and 1948 over 50,000 Jewish refugees passed through Displaced Persons camps in Italy. This album was put together

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Upcoming Speaker: Hank Greenspan

January 5, 2016– Join us February 20th at 1:30pm for a talk with Hank Greenspan. Hank is a psychologist, playwright, and author who specializes in oral histories. He will be speaking about his work with survivors of genocide, and the importance of recording their stories. Hank Greenspan, a psychologist and

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Auschwitz/Oświęcim Exhibit Extended

December 30, 2015– Did you intend to visit our Auschwitz/Oświęcim exhibit this year, but could never make it? Good news, the exhibit has been extended into Spring 2016! Auschwitz/Oświęcim gives an overview of the most notorious Nazi death camp, but the main feature of the exhibit is the incorporation of

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Visual Art Contest 2016!

December 11, 2015– Teachers and students, it’s time for our annual Visual Arts Contest! This year we are asking students to create art around the idea of survival. Students may consider survival as a concept or as a subject of the Holocaust and genocide. The Virginia Holocaust Museum’s Visual Arts

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