Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial
— Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 —
On November 7, 1999, two flanking panels were dedicated by new members of the Richmond Jewish community, memorializing their family members who perished in the Holocaust.
The Holocaust, perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, was the systematic plan of genocide which claimed six million Jewish men, women and children along with millions of other innocent lives.
In order to teach the tolerance which must be learned from this nightmare, a memorial service is held at this site each year near the anniversary of The Night of Pogroms, Kristallnacht, the beginning of government sanctioned, mass, open violence against the Jews, November 9-10, 1938.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, World II.
Location. 37° 35.545′ N, 77° 26.229′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Memorial can be reached from Alma Avenue near Pilots Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond VA 23222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Dominion Building (approx. one mile away); Richmond Defences (approx. one mile away); Appointed to Serve (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 1.2 miles away); Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 1.4 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 1.4 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery. (Submitted on June 9, 2014.)
2. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 9, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on June 9, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.