Saturday, August 18 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 19 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, August 20 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 24 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 25 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 26 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, August 27 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 28 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, only very few felt that extraordinary times required extraordinary action and were willing to act against their governments’ policy. Only a small minority mustered the necessary courage to recognize the significance and consequences of obeying their superiors’ instructions. When faced with the plight of the Jews, they decided that although they were of a different nationality and religion, they were unable to continue with their professional routine, and hence chose to defy their superiors and, if necessary, suffer the consequences.
The core of the exhibition is comprised of the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries were they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various stages of the Holocaust. The stories are woven into the historical chain of the event of the Holocaust, along with more specific historical background relevant to each of the 9 stories.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223