The Virginia Holocaust Museum began its Penny Campaign in 1999 to honor the 6 million Jews whose lives were taken during the Holocaust. Conceived by Richmonder Rachel Rosenbaum, then a high school senior, the campaign was designed to create a visual representation of the sheer number of lives taken during the Holocaust.
As of March 2014, schools have donated 3.9 million pennies to the Museum. The current top supporters are:
To learn more about how your school or organization can contribute to the campaign, please contact Matt Simpson.