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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Auschwitz Exhibit Ending Soon

Auschwitz/Oświęcim Exhibit Ending Soon

April 26, 2016– These are your last few weeks to visit our Auschwitz/Oświęcim exhibit before the next temporary exhibit goes up. We will be announcing the next temporary exhibit soon, so keep an eye out!

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Werner Bellmann Collection

Museum Week: Day One

April 8, 2016– Today for ‪#‎MuseumWeek, we take a closer look at some of the connections between artifacts in our collection. In 2007 we received a donation of envelopes and postcards from the family of Werner Bellmann, who had fled to the United States from Germany in 1937. These letters

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Amanda Sam

I Witnessed History: Amanda Sam

March 16, 2016– In July 1979, Amanda Sam’s family walked for three days and nights with nothing but a small sack with clothing, a sleeping mat, a couple of blankets, a mosquito net, a shovel, a water bucket, and very little food until they reached the Thai border. Their journey

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Space Savers Trunk

Cabell Foundation

March 15, 2016– Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Cabell Foundation, we are doubling the shelving space in our Library and Archives. Stay tuned for more information regarding our Library and Archives expansion.

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Visiting Simone

Simone Schwarz

March 14, 2016– Last week a few of our staff members went to visit our dear friend Simone Schwarz at Beth Sholom Gardens. Simone, who was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945, was a member of our Board of Trustees for many years and gave numerous lectures and talks here at

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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 Announcement

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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