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Highlights from “Vienna with a Twist: Songs, Sweets and Stories of Survival from the Pre-War Capital of Culture” include Lansing Symphony Orchestra Cellist Stefan Koch and Wayne State University Associate Professor of Piano and frequent Detroit Symphony Orchestra performer Robert Conway performing Stöhr’s works. - March 04, 2015
Ruder’s story tells of the hidden connections between his parents’ families, the improbable events that led to his parents meeting and overcoming enormous religious and cultural chasms. - February 14, 2015
Artists Hans Molzenberger, Michael Roque Collins to speak at opening. Both artists have independently and collaboratively created art concerned with the Holocaust in Germany and Poland. Their artworks combine to create a powerful reminder of man’s inhumanity to man during the Holocaust. - January 01, 2015
Screening of “Watchers of the Sky” to take place in Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield and Ann Arbor. - December 24, 2014
Prominent attorney, author and TV analyst Alan Dershowitz will deliver the keynote address at the Holocaust Memorial Center's 30th Anniversary Dinner. - October 25, 2014
World Without Genocide Executive Director Dr. Ellen Kennedy is featured speaker for the event. - October 11, 2014
Rabbi Cukierkorn and Tammeus tell the story of brothers Zygie and the late Sol Allweiss in their book "They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust." In addition to the Allweiss brothers’ story, the book chronicles nearly two dozen other accounts of how Jews in Poland survived the Shoah with non-Jewish help. - August 01, 2014
The theme for this year’s seminar, which is supported by a generous grant from the Claims Conference and takes place at the Holocaust Memorial Center located in Farmington Hills, is “Images of the Holocaust.” - June 14, 2014
Dr. Holecek, a Lithuanian dentist, is being recognized the efforts to rescued Jews during WWII by hiding them and arranging shelter and illegal transfers. - May 16, 2014
Congressman Frank will be giving two presentations at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to commemorate the closing of the Holocaust Memorial Center’s newest exhibit, “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945.” - March 12, 2014
Weissberger will discuss her experience as a prisoner at the Theresienstadt concentration camp and an original cast member of the children’s opera Brundibár, which tells the story of a brother and sister who join forces with a sparrow, cat and dog to outwit an evil organ grinder. - February 22, 2014
World War II and decorated veteran Dr. Guy Stern will be the keynote speaker and detail his family’s traumatic experience under Nazi rule, his fortunate escape to the U.S. and his return to Europe as an officer in the American Secret Service. - January 19, 2014
Events on Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 will focus on Jewish-African American Relations. The presentations are part of a current Holocaust Memorial Center exhibit, “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow,” which is on display through Dec. 15. - November 27, 2013
The annual fundraising event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will honor Jackie and Joel Smith of West Bloomfield for their dedication and commitment to the center. Susan Eisenhower, CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group and granddaughter of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will deliver the keynote address, paying tribute to the World War II veterans and survivors whose legacy to us is to bear witness to future generations about the need to stand up for the rights of others. - October 20, 2013
Beginning at 3 p.m., at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, and sponsored in memory of Harry Grabel by A. Scott Grabel and Associates, Dr. Wollschlaeger will discuss why the son of a decorated Nazi officer converted to Judaism. - September 13, 2013
The theme for this year’s seminar is “Witnesses to the Holocaust.” Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the seminar is designed to build an instructor’s content base. - June 15, 2013
Titled, “Two Survivors' Perspectives: The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust,” Melson explores perpetrators’ means and motives, as well as survivors’ courage and survival during the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, focusing on the stories of Armenian Bishop Grigoris Balakian and the Jewish Mendelsohn family. - March 30, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dr. Mimis Cohen will present on “Heroism & Humanity: A Reminder Once More About The Holocaust and The Greek Jews.” The event, co-sponsored by the Daughters of Penelope Dares Chapter #252, is free to the general public. - March 07, 2013
Dr. Sascha Feuchert will examine the writings of the group of Polish-Jewish philosophers, journalists and writers who penned this amazing and devastating day-by-day record of life in Poland’s Lodz Ghetto. - February 10, 2013
A museum tour will take place at 1 p.m. and walks attendees through the nation's first freestanding museum, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust. Survivor Fred Findling will give a special presentation detailing his escape out of Germany. - January 09, 2013
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus announcing the opening of its newest exhibit, “Lives of the Great Patriotic War.” This traveling exhibit, which will remain on display through January 27, details the largely unknown chapter of Jewish history – the participation of 500,000 Soviet Jewish soldiers in World War II in the fight against the Nazis. - December 21, 2012
Polish Righteous Among the Nations tells a story of a group of Polish gentiles living in Nazi German-occupied Poland during WWII who demonstrated extraordinary courage by helping to shelter and aid Jewish men, women and children during the Holocaust. - September 06, 2012
As director of programs, Swindler is responsible for the Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibit, educational and historical programs, including exhibit openings, member/donor programs and cultural/film events. - January 13, 2012
In this role, Snider is responsible for all aspects of annual fund and membership support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. - January 06, 2012
“The Last Goodbye” highlights the rescue of tens of thousands of children from Nazi Europe in the program known as the Kindertransport. - November 25, 2011
Beginning at 2 p.m., and co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania, fans will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the author whose book is now being taught in numerous schools and universities in several states. - November 09, 2011
Holocaust Memorial Center acquires an authentic World War II-era railway boxcar from Germany that was used to transport Jews and other prisoners from camp to camp, often 100 or more at a time, during the Holocaust. - September 23, 2011
Annual fundraising event to honor Lauren and Sam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Court Reporting & Video for their dedication and commitment to the center. Award-winning independent filmmaker and television editor Sharon Rennert will be keynote speaker. - August 13, 2011
The exhibit, “Secret Heroes: The Ritchie Boys,” running through February 5, 2012, focuses on the lives and achievements of a special band of World War II soldiers fighting a psychological war against the Nazis. - July 23, 2011
Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the weeklong seminar, “Reading the Holocaust: A Seminar for Teachers,” is designed to build an instructor’s content base. - July 14, 2011
“The Radical Museum: Democracy, Dialogue & Debate” features an international collaboration of 14 highly-respected museum leaders on why contemporary museums should break free from traditional constraints to become dynamic agents of social change. - June 29, 2011
Event to raise funds for the construction of a WWII Veterans Memorial to be constructed at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus. - June 08, 2011
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