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VHM Artifact Highlight: Jewish Passport

April 17th, 2017– The Nazis continued to pass decrees and regulations throughout the second half of the 1930s. Each new law further excluded Jews from

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NOVA Preview: Holocaust Escape Tunnel

April 6th, 2017– On Wednesday night, the Museum hosted a preview of one of NOVA's latest documentary films, Holocaust Escape Tunnel for members of the

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Jewish Segregation

April 3rd, 2017– Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. On April 7, 1933, he enacted his first piece of anti-Jewish legislation.

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VHM Artifact Highlight: “Strength through Joy” Armband

March 20th, 2017– After Adolf Hitler took office in 1933, he quickly began implementing the Nazi party’s 25 Point Plan. Part of this plan focused

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Preserve US Government Agency that Monitors Anti-Semitism

March 14th, 2017– With reports surfacing that the President plans to defund the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, more than 100

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VHM Artifact Highlight: “Only Hitler” Propaganda Poster

March 6th, 2017– Founded in 1920, the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP or Nazis) took its roots from several nationalist right-wing political groups. Their

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VHM Artifact Highlight: The Work of Hermann Hirsch

February 20th, 2017– Hermann Hirsch was born on July 4, 1861 in Mönchengladbach, Germany; he was the youngest of eight children born to Moritz and

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High School Students Talk with Refugees

February 9th, 2017– On Tuesday, the Museum hosted a program which brought together Godwin High School art students, and former refugees who came to the

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Susanne’s Doll

February 6th, 2017– Susanne Hirt (nèe Hirsch) was born in Berlin, Germany on August 1, 1913. She was the youngest child of Joseph—a businessman—and Dorothea

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Simone Schwarz 1927–2017

February 2, 2017 We at the Virginia Holocaust Museum are saddened to hear that local Survivor, Simone Schwarz has passed away earlier today. Born in

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