Coming to Richmond, Virginia and the East Coast for the First Time

Opening May 6, 2020

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 twelve week exhibit will showcase violins and other stringed instruments restored from the Holocaust.