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“It's painful but absolutely necessary”

Virginia Holocaust Museum
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US$68.00*
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Richmond's Shockoe Bottom Segway Tour
Ranked #10 of 171 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.
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“It's painful but absolutely necessary”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This place is excruciating, but it is necessary lest we forget the horror of the holocaust. This museum compares favorably with the National Holocaust Museum in DC, and we really liked the interactive exhibits, which give you a feeling of being there. Every American should do this, not only to remember those who suffered but to ensure that these atrocities will never happen again!

Visited November 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Richmond Holocaust Musuem”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is an excellent museum that brings strong visibility to a truly somber and very disturbing time and events from history. The museum is child friendly, we were there on a school field trip for 6th graders. I have had the opportunity also to visit the Smithsonian museum in DC, the museum in Richmond is not quite a busy but you still walk away with a full realization and haunting stories and images that are necessary for future generations to understand.

The headphone tour is excellent. Please be sure to leave donations.

Visited April 2013
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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“Immersive and Interesting”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

They do a great job of helping you understand what the people went through with interactive and immersive displays. Want to know what it would be like to crawl through a pitch black tunnel to an underground hiding hole that has been dug out under a potato field? You can. This is just one example of many. Personalized by many local surviving Virginians, this museum -- focusing on education to ensure that this kind of thing doesn't happen again -- is worth the visit.

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Long Island, N.Y.
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27 reviews
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“A sad somber visit”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Very sad place but a must if your in town. The Jewish people suffered a lot in Europe during the war. Easy parking in the Shockoe bottom area. The displays were very effective and poinant. Its almost too real for me. A somber visit, but a must.

Visited November 2013
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Richmond
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“Holocaust Museum Visit”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Quite informative and very well set up. Lots of displays that are very well put together. The short video before the going through the museum is helpful. Lots to see and learn. Donations accepted.

Visited November 2012
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