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

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: Creating the Master Race examines how

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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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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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