Holocaust Memorial Center Hosts Author Bernd Wollschlaeger for Discussion on Book, “A German Life,” Sept. 29
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.
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 detail his inspiring story of a man whose journey of discovery ultimately led to a crisis of faith, family and religion.
Growing up, Bernd Wollschlaeger was the son of a Nazi war hero who received the Iron Cross (Germany's highest military honor) from Adolf Hitler himself. In his quest to find answers to questions about his parents and nation’s past, he set out to find the truth, and, in doing so, found a new life and separation from family, friends and country. His search eventually led him to Israel, where he converted to Judaism, served with distinction in the Israel Defense Forces, confronted his family's past, and built a new life. This book describes how history can impact and devastate a family.
Admission for the event is $8 (free for Holocaust Memorial Center members). Dr. Wollschlaeger will be available to sign copies of "A German Life: Against All Odds, Change Is Possible," which can be purchased for $19 each (tax included), following his presentation.
About the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
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.