George Landecker

October 1, 1918 –  George Landecker was born on October 1, 1918 in Nordenberg, Germany. In May 1936, when George was 17, he began agricultural training at Gross Breesen. He left in October 1937 to work on a sheep farm in southern Germany. On November 9, 1938, while visiting Frankfurt,

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Clara Daniels, OBM

October 17, 1923–April 13, 2018 Clara Daniels (Fried) was born on October 17, 1923 in Nyírkarász, Hungary to Morris and Jolan Fried. Clara had two brothers: an older brother named Laslo and a younger brother named Joseph. The Frieds lived on a large, family-owned farm that was integral to the

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Jason H. Nshimye: Rwandan Survivor

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

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Amanda Sam

Amanda Sam: Cambodian Genocide Survivor

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

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Roger Loria, Age 4

Dr. Roger Loria: Holocaust Survivor

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

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Request a Survivor Speaker

Dr. Roger Loria Read his story Holocaust Survivor Amanda Sam Read her story Cambodia Genocide Survivor Jason H. Nshimye Read his story Rwandan Survivor At this time in person Genocide survivor speaker presentations have been suspended due to COVID-19.  But you can have a survivor speak to your students via Zoom.  To

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Make Yourself At Home At The Virginia Holocaust Museum

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. 

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Violins of Hope

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

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EHC Student Meets Halina

A Student’s Visit to the VHM

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

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Museum Week: Last Day

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

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