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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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Description: 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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Everyone should go, so history is not repeated.

From start to finish, it was sobering tribute to the millions of lives lost during one of the most horrific atrocities done to humankind by humankind. Very organized self tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Newport News, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

From start to finish, it was sobering tribute to the millions of lives lost during one of the most horrific atrocities done to humankind by humankind. Very organized self tour replete with a handy book guide...this is a must see experience when in Richmond...may the Flame of Remembrance always burn.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

An impressive museum, given that there is no fee and it's in little ol' Richmond. I have not been to other Holocaust museums, but thought that the exhibits and models were impressive. There is a clear path to go through the museum somewhat chronologically.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

"Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it." Although some exhibits in this museum are heartbreaking and shocking, it is imperative that this time in history is conveyed to the next generation. The exhibits do require reading, but since this museum is almost a memorial, we felt the quiet, thoughtful presentation was appropriate. Guests are also... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is a vivid look into a terrible event in history. This is a self guided tour with a tour book that allows you to witness this horrible time. Lest we forget, everyone should visit the museum.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is something that one must see ~ that which we forget we are bound to repeat. This must not be forgotten. While not for very young children it is a tremendous learning tool for school age children provided their parents are able to guide them.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great view into history that is necessary. There were sections of the self-guided tour that gave me chills. Went on a weekday afternoon and it was not busy at all. We need more museums like this to tell the story of the past. Easy, free parking too which is a nice bonus in downtown Richmond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hard to believe that people were treated so badly just because of their religious beliefs. Free parking across the street from the museum and it's free to get into the museum. They do except donation. I would NOT take elementary age kids here, it just might be to much for them to understand in my opinion.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent exhibits and very informative and all for free. To start there's a short video of Richmond residents who survived the holocaust recounting their memories. Very interesting and moving. Then you can do self guided tour of the museum. You could spend hours reading about accounts of the holocaust. Highly recommended.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I really enjoyed the visit. I even got the opportunity to meet really nice and interesting people working at the Library on the second floor (an Austrian guy and the person in charge) talked to Timothy Hensley (the Director of the Library) and he recommended some really nice books to read. Since I love books, I guess this was one... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Heartbreaking but educational..wonderful exhibits wItch artifacts found no where else..wonderful AND terribly sad stories of Richmond related Jewish communities..SO educational..

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