Virginia Holocaust Museum

Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Museum boasts 28 permanent exhibits depicting prominent themes and events from the Holocaust. The newest exhibit, The Nuremberg Trials Courtroom Exhibit, officially opened in May 2008 and is the only existing replica of the famous courtoom that set the standard for modern international law. Also included in the museum, is a replica of the famous Chor Schul (synagogue) in Lithuania, as well as a cattle car and Survivor’s Room for quiet meditation and reflection. As a specialized collection, the Virginia Holocaust Museum houses approximately 4,200 books, videos, and periodicals dating from the 1930's to the present. Like the museum itself, the Library focuses on Holocaust history, education, comparative genocide studies, and the sociology of intolerance.