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“Small but outstanding!”

Virginia Holocaust Museum
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US$68.00*
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Ranked #4 of 187 things to do in Richmond
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 January 2013

This is a small museum but it gets a lot done in the space it has.I learned about important Jews in the Richmond area and saw some great local art.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

This was not just a museum but an experience. The way the exibits are laid out it truly takes you through the life of a survivor. Highly recommend but make sure you have a couple of hours to dedicate to truly see the whole exibit. We were truely suprised that this is a free museum.

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Reviewed 12 January 2013

This is a relatively small holocaust museum located in Richmond, in what looks like a converted warehouse down by the James River.

I haven't been to any other museum of this type, so I can't compare them. It was enough for me, though.

At the entrance, there is a railroad platform and a boxcar parked alongside, reminiscent of those that carried the European Jews to their fate.

On the inside, you can see various exhibits about how Jews were trapped and killed or tortured, and how some escaped. Homage is paid to the "Righteous Gentiles" who helped shelter and rescue Jews, and there are many pictures of these heroes and their stories.

Also included in this museum, and it is one of the most stunning parts, is the replica of the courtroom where the Nuremberg war crimes trials took place. There is a constantly running recording of the audio from these trials, which makes the visitor feel like a witness to history.

This museum is not a happy experience, but it is very interesting and worth a visit.

Thank ks6007
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

This museum had free admission and parking. When we first got there, we watched a 12 minute video of some of eye-witness accounts from some of the survivors of the holocaust. The museum was surprisingly large and had several exhibits of the holocaust such as: the barracks of the concentration camps, representation of the gas chambers, full size models of the crematory ovens, re-creation of the Nuremberg Courtroom and lots more. The somber mood, the lighting and all the exhibits makes you really see the horror of all that happened.

Thank 1Jaybee1
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

I thought this museum was amazing. I loved the CD-recorded, self guided tour and how the exhibits made it seem like you were there. I was impressed with every room and the information displayed and the information on the CD. As I went through the first few rooms my anticipation grew as I went from successive room to room and I can tell you I was not disappointed at all.

Thank MissyB1982
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