June 1–July 29, 2018

Faces of Survival

Some were hidden children, concealing their Jewish identity. Some were infants and toddlers whose families were forced to flee their homes. They came from all corners of Eastern and Western Europe. All had the normalcy of their childhoods replaced by fear, and often the horror of witnessing death and losing loved ones to senseless brutality. All of them made new homes in the United States. These are the Survivors remaining in Hampton Roads.

February 9–March 27, 2018

The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors

In 2017 Switzerland assumed the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. As part of their chairmanship, they developed a powerful portrait exhibition on the last Swiss Holocaust survivors. These survivors were not often Swiss citizens, but rather came to the country seeking refuge from other countries in Europe. Some arrived during the war, but most came after WWII, having escaped, survived in hiding, or endured concentration camps. The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors tells the stories of these Swiss survivors before, during, and after the Holocaust.

February, 1–September 18, 2017

Margot Blank Paintings

A selection of artwork from artist and Holocaust survivor Margot Blank will be on display at the VHM. Blank, originally from Germany, was deported to two camps in France before escaping with the help of resistance groups. She spent the remainder of the war helping children who had been rescued by the Oeuvre de Secours Aux Enfants, a children’s aid society. After the war, Blank moved to the States where she studied art. She later moved to Richmond with her husband and became involved in the local art scene. Blank’s work—which includes paintings, sketches, photography, and mixed media pieces—uses bright, vibrant colors to depict her life in the States. Her portraits and landscapes reflect everyday moments of her life after the Holocaust.

June, 6–October 2, 2016

Deadly Medicine

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race provokes reflection on the continuing attraction of biological utopias that promote the possibility of human perfection. From the early 20th-century international eugenics movements to present-day dreams of eliminating inherited disabilities through genetic manipulation, the issues remain timely.

April 2015–April 2016


Auschwitz/Oswiecim was a temporary exhibit produced by the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Designed as a commemoration to local survivors who endured this notorious camp, it serves to the illustrate its significance within Nazi ideology.

September 2015–December 2015

Survivor Portraits

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is displaying the Weinstein JCC photographic exhibit “The Holocaust Survivors Photo Project.” The exhibition consists of 26 large-scale portraits by photographer Dean Whitbeck of survivors who are currently living in Richmond, Virginia.

August 2014–October 2014


In his Perpetrators, Sid Chafetz, an artist and master printmaker who has dedicated his professional career to creating works of art of profound social significance, presents a series of portraits of what might be called "ordinary" who executed Hitler's ghoulish plans.

May 2014

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

A retrospective exhibit on the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

January 2014–February 2014

Paintings of Margot Dreyfuss Blank

The Virginia Holocaust Museum will host a premier exhibition of paintings by the late, local German-American Artist Margot Dreyfuss Blank in the Melvin Weinstein Gallery.

October 2013–December 2013

Women of Ravensbruck

Ravensbrück, the Nazi's major concentration camp for women, brought fear and terror to its imprisoned, tortured victims. Subject to unspeakable horrors, few survived.

August 2013

G. Roy Levin

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is pleased to announce the showing of its first traveling exhibit featuring the Holocaust-themed art of G. Roy Levin.

May 2013–July 2013

Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak features twenty original works by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak. The exhibit includes a recorded audio tour with commentaries by professor Lawrence L. Langer.

July 1, 2012

Das Gesichht Des Gettos (The Face of the Ghetto)

The Face of the Ghetto is traveling exhibit containing photos from the Lodz ghetto by Jewish and Nazi photographers.

April 22, 2012

Lessons From Rwanda Traveling Exhibit

Lessons from Rwanda is a traveling exhibt detailing the genocide of Rwanda and the issues surrounding the crime of genocide.

November 6, 2011

The Ongoing Armenian Genocide

The Ongoing Armenian Genocide is a traveling exhibit from the Armenian Library and Museum of America which depicts the methodically planned annihilation of Armenians in Turkey during World War I and Turkish denial of said atrocities

November 6–December 30, 2011

Lives Remembered

Lives Remembered is a temporary exhibit showcasing photographs of ordinary Jewish life in a small town in Poland, from 1897-1939

April 1–30, 2011

A Portait of Panzi

As a part of Genocide Prevention Month, The Virginia Holocaust Museum partnered with the Panzi Foundation to present an exhibit called Peace Should Not Be This Fragile—A Portrait of Panzi. It features the work of sculptor Peter Frantz and local area students

October 3–November 12, 2010

Diplomats of Mercy

Diplomats of Mercy was a temporary exhibit on the diplomats from various nations who acted selflessly to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

April 18, 2010

Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Opening

A new exhibit of photography was opened. This exhibit featured life size photographs and essays about Congolese women and their experience.

August 10-October 15, 2008

Story of Gross Breesen

A temporary photography exhibit as well as a reunion of the Hyde Farmlanders on August 10

March 2008

Art and Propganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland

The Virginia Holocaust Museum hosted the Anee Frank’s Center Traveling Exhibit, Art and Propoganda in Nazi- Occupied Holland. This includes Sketches from Buchenwald, a series of lithographs recounting the camp experience of Dutch artist and concentration camp survivor Henri Pieck.

March 9- April 21, 2006

Torchbearer of Freedom

A temporary exhibit that tells the story of with Dame Mary Sigillo Barraco, an American Freedom Fighter during World War II; she served in the Belgian and French Resistance and captured imprisonment by the Nazis.

June 6, 2005

G. Roy Levin Temporary Art Exhibit

A temporary exhibit displaying the Holocaust art of G. Roy Levin was on display at the Virginia Holocaust Museum until December 31, 2005.

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