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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VHM Artifact Highlight: Silver Yad

January 23rd, 2017– A yad, or a Torah pointer, is a ritual pointer used by readers to keep their place during Torah readings. Yad—a Hebrew

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Mark Fetter 1951–2017

January 3, 2017– Mark Fetter 1951–2017 We at the Virginia Holocaust Museum are saddened to hear that Mark Fetter has passed away. Mark Fetter was

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VHM Artifact Highlight: Pre-War Menorah

January 2nd, 2017– The menorah is an important symbol of Judaism that can be traced to the early history of the religion. The first menorah

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Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes

December 7th, 2016– The Virginia Holocaust Museum along with 160 institutions and individuals call on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and ask citizens to

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Lindsay Stone + Amanda Prak: “Facing a Cambodian Past”

December 1st, 2016– Videographer to the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Lindsay Stone, has the opportunity to film a documentary about the history of Cambodia and Khmer

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