Jason Nshimye was born and raised in Rwanda. He is the Founder and President of the Human Rights and Justice Foundation. He has been an activist for human rights and crime prevention. Jason, at the age of 15, and his wife Francoise, at the age of 8, survived the 1994 genocide against
In July 1979, Amanda and her family had to flee their hometown in Cambodia to avoid the Khmer Rouge genocide where 2.5 million people out of the population of 8 million, were killed or died from starvation and disease. Their journey through the jungle was filled with danger. They drank water with human bodies
Roger Loria, was born in Antwerp on April 19, 1940 to Wolf and Margot Loria. Roger’s father Wolf was born on January 12, 1912 in Oswiecim, Poland. He immigrated to Belgium as a young man to work as a diamond trader. While in Belgium he met and married Belgium citizen, Margot Loria
Thank you to Make Yourself at Home RVA for interviewing Holocaust Survivor, Roger Loria and our Executive Director, Sam Asher in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th. Click here to view the interview.
One survived the horrors of Dachau and Auschwitz; another is dedicated to a brother and sister who played concerts in the ghetto of Vilna; and a third recalls the powerful attraction of a klezmer band to a young boy who escaped Eastern Europe and would later open a violin shop
Emory & Henry College student Stephanie Taylor visited the VHM, and met with local Survivor Halina Zimm while doing research for her thesis. “My goal in life is to continue the work of Holocaust survivors by telling their stories. One day soon, all the survivors will be gone. And, I
On the last day of #MuseumWeek, we look at what we love about our Museum. We love the Survivors who volunteer countless hours to tell their stories, and speak about the dangers of hate and prejudice. We exist to help preserve the stories of our Survivors, so that the world