Outreach ProgramsĀ 


Acceptance Suitcase Loaner Programacceptance-suitcase

Through a generous contribution from the Memorial Foundation for Children and Mr. Morton Thalheimer in memory of his cousin Lisa Thalheimer the Virginia Holocaust Museum offers the Acceptance Suitcase Book Loaner Program. Available to classroom teachers at no charge, the Acceptance Suitcases provide classroom sets of books which focus on the history of the Holocaust, Genocide and Civil Rights. Books available to reserve include:

Holocaust Acceptance Suitcases

Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer
Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
X-Men: Magneto Testament by Greg Pak
Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust by Alexandra Zapruder

Civil Rights

Students on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me A Memoir By John A. Stokes with Lois Wolfe, Ph.D.


Request A Speaker

Zimm, Halina
Survivor Halina Zimm

Holocaust Survivors
Hearing a Holocaust survivor share their experiences is an invaluable opportunity.  We are fortunate in Richmond to have a community of Holocaust survivors that are willing to share their stories to educate about the dangers of intolerance as well as looking to inspire with their message of survival and hope.  

Museum Staff
Several members of the Virginia Holocaust Museum staff are trained historians and educators that are able to speak to your students, community group or organization on a wide range of Holocaust and genocide related topics.  

There is no cost to bring a speaker to your school, organization or community group. The Museum does welcome donations

If you would like to book a speaker please contact Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education at the Virginia Holocaust Museum