VBPD visits Virginia Holocaust Museum

November 24, 2019

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The Virginia Beach Police Department continued their commitment to “Never Again” by taking a group of 30 recruits to visit the Virginia Holocaust Museum on November 1, a trip they make twice a year.

Organized by the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy, Sergeant Bryan W. Strouse says the recruits found the trip to be very beneficial. Recruit Curtis Honaker called the trip “a glaring reminder for everyone, but especially police, that we must actively fight against falling into the trap of groupthink and to audit our actions and decisions on a regular basis.”

For the past eight years, the Community Relations Council and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater have supported the Virginia Beach Police Department in their Holocaust education training by providing lunch for the attendees while at the museum.

To learn more about the initiative or to support the effort, contact Megan Zuckerman, CRC director at mzuckerman@ujft.org or Elena Baum, Holocaust Commission director, at ebaum@ujft.org.

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