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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
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Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the...

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.

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We applaud the founders of this perfect museum. It tells the story of the Holocaust in such poignant detail. The displays are all very informative and the whole self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We applaud the founders of this perfect museum. It tells the story of the Holocaust in such poignant detail. The displays are all very informative and the whole self guided tour is easy to follow. There are so many personal touches. This is a must see for all visitors to Richmond.

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Savanna, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read the book, "Izzy's Fire", and about the family's connection to Richmond, I found the museum very interesting and informative. It is well done, and certainly a treasure for Richmond. No admission................wonderful, but of course, we gave a donation.

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop for anyone loving history or just want to learn about the Holocaust! My daughter and I loved it and would highly recommend a stop. The gift shop has a lot of items I've never seen or heard of before. Great children books explaining the event in kid terms and colorful pictures. Well written and thought... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place needs to be on everyones list to see. I am always amazed when talking about it to other Richmonders that they know it's here yet haven't ventured out to see it. You start with a short 10-12 minute video that really "sets the table" for the entire visit. The docents that will give you a tour, believe me... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very informative and real place to visit. The museum is set up so that you walk through the time frame of Europe throughout WWII. Plan to spend over an hour reading, and absorbing all that the museum has to offer. This museum is so very important, especially in the context of all the hate that is occurring... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Even after having a strong general knowledge of the atrocities of the Holocaust, this in depth exhibit was thoroughly informative of not only how Hitler came to power and over time used his consolidation of power to aggressively oppress and abuse that power in countless incessant acts of hatred and vitriol specifically towards the Jewish culture. Then to realize how... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tour was interesting and informative. The docent was knowledgeable. Takes a couple of hours to do it justice.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

No need to drive to DC, we have our own home grown museum right here in Richmond, VA. Many, many artifacts, and and impressive array of historical items. Parking is easy, and you are pretty close to Bottom's Up Pizza, another Richmond gem.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The new renovation to the Virginia Holocaust museum is unbelievable. A smaller museum that immerses you in the lives and tribulations of the considered "undesirables" of Europe during WWII. The box car segment is both gut wrenching and soul scathing to witness. A beautiful exhibit with an amazing back story.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum shares the stories primarily from the perspective of those affected by the Holocaust who came to the Richmond area afterward WWII, which are interesting, but there are almost no actual artifacts present in the museum. Instead, the museum is filled with pictures, placards, and re-created artifacts. The Holocaust museum in Washington DC is MUCH BETTER and delivers a... More 

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