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Dr. Sydnor to be featured on VA Currents

December 15th, 2017– Tune in to Virgina Currents Thursday, January 25th at 8 PM on WCVE|PBS to see VHM Senior Historian, Dr. Charles Sydnor, talk

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Political Prisoner Uniform

December 11th, 2017– Each act of passive and active resistance was a potential threat to the Third Reich. Not only could these acts physically impede

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Torahs

October 30th, 2017– Armed acts were not the only form of resistance during the Holocaust. The Third Reich’s attempt to eradicate Jews began by disrupting

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Law Day 2017

October 27th, 2017– Last Wednesday, October 25th, the Virginia Holocaust Museum hosted the annual Rule of Law Day Awards. One of the central lessons of the Holocaust

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Mendjisky Painting

September 7th, 2017– It is a common misconception that Jews and citizens of German-occupied territories did not resist or fight back against Nazi forces. Resistance,

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Hiding in Plain Sight

August 24th, 2017– As the ghettoization/deportation phase began across Europe, some Jews attempted to escape. However, it was often not possible to get out of

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TEI 2017 Highlights

July 25th, 2017– This year marks the 15th year the Virginia Holocaust Museum hosting the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. Back in 2002, as part

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VHM Artifact Highlight: False IDs

July 10th, 2017– As the government began isolating Jews in ghettos and camps, Jews in German-occupied territories could not escape Nazi persecution and eventual deportation,

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New Exhibit Being Installed

June 26th, 2017– A new exhibit installation will be taking place June 27th & 28th. This room will be closed for two days while the rest

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Ghetto Stories

June 20th, 2017– The main function of ghettoization -- physically segregating Jewish citizens from the rest of society -- eventually served as a key step

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