Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Virginia Holocaust Museum was established in May of 1997 to teach tolerance through education to middle and high school students, to combat racism and anti-semitism.  It was soon discovered that persons of all ages experience a historic awakening.   The time line is Europe from 1933 to W.W.II's end, 1945, as seen through the experiences of the Ipp family, Holocaust survivors who survived the Kovno Ghetto-Concentration camp by hiding for 6-months under a potato field.  An excavated chamber 9 ft. x 12 ft. x 4 ft. high, accessed through a tunnel that starts in a potato storage hole 5 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep.  13 Jews, of which 4 were children under the age of 9, survived with the assistance of Mr. & Mrs. Paskovsky and their son Stanislavas Krivicius, who risked their lives, so others might live.