Virginia Holocaust Museum

Virginia Holocaust Museum
2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 257-5400
Fax: (804) 257-4314

The Virginia Holocaust Museum was established in May of 1997 to teach tolerance through education to middle and high school students, to combat racism and anti-semitism. It was soon discovered that persons of all ages experience a historic awakening. The time line is Europe from 1933 to W.W.II's end, 1945, as seen through the experiences of the Ipp family, Holocaust survivors who survived the Kovno Ghetto-Concentration camp by hiding for 6-months under a potato field. An excavated chamber 9 ft. x 12 ft. x 4 ft. high, accessed through a tunnel that starts in a potato storage hole 5 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep. 13 Jews, of which 4 were children under the age of 9, survived with the assistance of Mr. & Mrs. Paskovsky and their son Stanislavas Krivicius, who risked their lives, so others might live.

Last Updated: 5/10/2012 12:28 PM
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