Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial is the sole monument of its type and size in Virginia to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust from 1933-1945. Erected in 1955 by the New American Jewish Club of Richmond, the monument is among the first of its kind in the country. The Emek Sholom, ”Valley of Peace,” monument is a simple tripartite design in pale gray granite bearing the names of 200 victims of the Holocaust whose families fled to Virginia from Germany and Eastern Europe. The monument is the centerpiece of a burial ground for those Jewish families who came to Virginia after 1933. Although constructed less than 50 years ago, it is a rare and extraordinary symbol of both a vibrant Jewish community in Richmond and the energy and devotion of Richmond’s New American Jewish Club.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
DHR has secured permanent legal protection for over 700 historic places - including 15,000 acres of battlefield lands
DHR has erected 2,532 highway markers in every county and city across Virginia
DHR has engaged over 450 students in 3 highway marker contests
DHR has stimulated more than $4.2 billion dollars in private investments related to historic tax credit incentives, revitalizing communities of all sizes throughout Virginia