Coming to Richmond, Virginia August 2021!

The Virginia Holocaust Museum, in partnership with the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and the Richmond Symphony, is working tirelessly to bring the robust, engaging, and impactful Violins of Hope exhibit and educational programs to the Richmond community, August 2021. The safety of our attendees, teams, and staff remain a top priority. Please stay tuned for additional updates and news.

Music has played an integral role in Holocaust commemoration since the immediate post-war period. In the late 1940s, several camps that were established for Jewish refugees and other surviving victims of the Nazi genocide used music as a means to record what they had experienced, chronicling mourning and loss, to raise morale, and to imagine their futures after tragedy. Music also formed an integral part of early Holocaust commemoration ceremonies among survivors.


The Virginia Holocaust Museum in partnership with the Virginia Museum of History and Culture welcomes the Violins of Hope exhibit for the very first time to Richmond and the East Coast. This multi-week exhibit will showcase violins and other stringed instruments restored from the Holocaust.