Farmington Hills, MI, January 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (www.holocaustcenter.org) announced that it will host a museum tour and special presentation on Sunday, Jan. 27 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Admission to the Holocaust Memorial Center, located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills is free all day. Donations still will be accepted.
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. Included among the stops is The Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg Gallery, the Holocaust Memorial Center’s newest permanent gallery, which houses an authentic World War II-era boxcar. Visitors also will visit the popular Time Line, a circular exhibit that tracks the history of the Jewish people against major events in world history over a period of 4,000 years. Additionally, the tour will feature exhibits focusing on the story of World War II, firsthand accounts from Detroit area Holocaust survivors and honors devoted to the thousands of non-Jews who saved, or tried to save, at least one Jew, knowing that they were placing themselves in mortal danger.
At 2:30 p.m., following a short memorial service, survivor Fred Findling will give a special presentation detailing his escape out of Germany without documents to relatives in Belgium, a succession of orphanages and a French castle. Through the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Society of Friends, his journey concluded in the United States of America.
The Holocaust Memorial Center is open Sunday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.); and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (last admission at 1:30 p.m.). The museum is closed on Saturday and public holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students and $5 for children.
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local Holocaust survivors, with community support, founded the museum to teach about the senseless murder of millions, and why everyone must respect and stand up for the rights of others if the world is to prevent future discrimination, hate crime and genocide. As Michigan’s only Holocaust museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center annually touches the lives of more than 85,000 individuals, who leave the museum profoundly affected with a newly acquired sense of history, social responsibility and morality. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibits create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking its guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism, intolerance, bullying and prejudice.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.