NBC12 VIEWPOINT: The Virginia Holocaust Museum

By: Kym Grinnage email

Earlier this week, I visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum for the first time since the museum was founded in 1997. Shame on me! But my visit did illustrate the power of making and accepting an important invitation.

Many of us truly feel that we know all we know to know about the Holocaust, and unfortunately many others don't know anything at all. If you fall in either category, The Virginia Holocaust Museum is a must visit. The primary mission of the museum is to educate the world-wide community about the historical and personal realities of the Holocaust through its permanent exhibitions and programs.

The Museum's commitment to, Tolerance Through Education, defines its goal to combat anti-Semitism, racism, prejudice, fear and hatred with knowledge, understanding and acceptance.

Unfortunately, we still live in a world of modern genocides and a visit to the Virginia Holocaust Museum will remind us all that our work must continue.

For more information about this Richmond treasure, visit va-holocaust.com.

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