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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been hearing about the Holocaust musuem in Richmond for awhile and decided to check it out. It's in downtown Richmond and parking is right in fron of the musuem. Its free. When you first come in you are told to watch a 13 min video with the survivors talking and then you are given a book that guides... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is impressive. It tells the story of the Holocaust in a way that makes it feel real. You learn the chronology of events, how widespread the devastation was, the insidious and calculating nature of the Nazi party and you connect with the victims by learning about individuals, crawling into hiding areas, walking through cattle cars, etc.... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

*WARNING* This is not a good attraction for children 12 and below! Besides this, is quite an experience for my teen Co-Op group. We really think that this experience makes people think twice before judging! It really shows the historical aspect, as well. You have the option between a guided tour or self-guided tour. It is up to you! Have... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

I have seen hundreds of documentaries on WWII and the holocaust. I recognized some of the photos, but what I appreciated most about this visit include: (1) many of the photos were enlarged to actual size, so it is quite astonishing looking straight into their eyes and (2) the history directly tied to Virginia and several other little know facts... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The location in Shockoe Bottom is easily accessible and there is usually good parking available. Not really sure what we paid to get in, but it was well worth it and moderate in pricing. Museum is laid out very well, allowing you to concentrate on the displays you are intrigued with so others can move past or engage the displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited the museum and it was an awesome experience. At no cost (except for optional donation), we were able to follow through the horrific history of the Holocaust. The tour is self-guided, but starts with a 1-3 minute video on the survivors of the event who became locals of Richmond and other locations as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The self guided tour was very informative. Each group is given a guide book with a lot of information about each exhibit. It would be better if each person received this. It wasn't busy when we were there so we asked for another copy. The museum tells the story of many Richmond survivors and often in their own voices. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We went here to see some visiting Buddhist monks, but walked through the museum. I think 90% of the people entering miss the train car in front of it, which is an actual car that people were forced into to go to the death camps. Pay attention. Read the signs. When you enter, it says not recommended for children under... More 

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