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2015 is off to a great start! We had 3,693 visitors in January - more than double what we had in January 2014. 

One of those wonderful guests left beautiful roses in our boxcar last week in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

Thanks for your support! 
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Our Executive Director, Dr. Charles Sydnor, wrote an editorial about the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in today's +Richmond Times-Dispatch 
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The VHM is looking for an Assistant Curator. Follow the link for more details. 
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Join the VHM on January 25th for a lecture and special preview of our upcoming Auschwitz exhibit.
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This year on Giving Tuesday, give the gift of membership. The VHM is a non-profit, sustained solely through the generosity of its supporters. Follow the link for more information:

https://secure.va-holocaust.com/support/membership_step1.asp 

#GivingTuesday 
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Listen to local WWII veteran Irvin Roberts talk about his experience as a prisoner of war, and witnessing a death march. 

To all our veterans, past and present - thank you for your service.
#veteransday 
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Auschwitz. The name itself is a synonym for the Holocaust, the murder of 6 million European Jews; its very pronunciation hisses with an evil resonance.

This Auschwitz “universe” functioned as the epicenter of the Nazi Holocaust. Between the opening of Auschwitz I in June 1940 and the Russians’ liberation of the camps in January 1945, historians estimate more than 1.1 million victims perished at Auschwitz.

Now, 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the lessons remain as urgent a warning for the world as they were then — namely, that the cankers of racism, intolerance, hatred and fanaticism, organized as political programs or national or religious ideologies, can lead to crimes so barbaric, so devastating and so destructive that they cannot be ignored because our civilization will not survive their being repeated. 
- Dr. Charles Sydnor, VHM Executive Director
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It's time for our annual Visual Arts Contest: this year we are asking students to create art around the idea of rescue. Students may consider rescue as a concept or as a subject of the Holocaust and genocide.

The deadline for submissions is March 2nd. 

For contest guidelines and more information please visit: http://vaholocaust.com/content/student-opportunities
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The VHM, along with the Weinstein JCC and the Richmond Symphony will present “Voices of Survival” in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and in Observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. "Voices of Survival" will open at 7:00pm on January 27th.

For more information please visit: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=330
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This stained glass window is situated directly above the Tower of Remembrance. The glass depicts the flames of the Holocaust lapping around Mt. Sinai. This beautiful piece was donated by the Pennsylvania Glass Guild.
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"But there were many, many thousands of Nazi collaborators who got visas to the United States while the survivors did not — even though they had been, for instance, the head of a Nazi concentration camp, the warden at a camp, or the secret police chief in Lithuania who signed the death warrants for people."
After World War II, thousands of Nazis became informants in the Cold War against the Soviet Union — and then got entry into the U.S. Eric Lichtblau's new book, The Nazi Next Door, tells the story.
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Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to memorialize and document the atrocities of World War II. Through exhibits, programming, and outreach, the Museum uses the history of genocide to teach the dangers of prejudice and indifference.