Holocaust Memorial Center

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28123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334 28123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills Directions
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Report | 8 days ago
Be sure to allow enough time to check all the exhibits and listen to a survivor's talk. Incredibly moving and interesting. And visit the gift/bookstore. Small, but some books help raise money for the Center and other very worthwhile organizations. Highly recommend for young people.
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Report | 10 days ago
This is a must see museum. You just have to experience it on your own.
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Report | 12 days ago
Some of the guides are more chatty than others. It's a sobering experience. The survivor in the gift shop was a delight
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Report | a month ago
Make sure to take the guided tour.
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Report | 2 months ago
Go to the free tour at 1:00 pm.
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Report | 3 months ago
Make sure to do the tour! Well worth it.
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Report | 3 months ago
Be sure to have a few hours to dedicate to reading all the material available.
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Report | 3 months ago
a must-see! Especially for those living in the area and who have never been
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Report | 3 months ago
This museum is a must see, I wish I would have gone sooner. We were privileged and honored to be there to hear a holocaust survivor share his story. I will definitely go again and bring others.
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Report | 3 months ago
Was a great center! DEFINITELY stay for the survivor speaker (certainly the best part). We had Martin Lowenberg. He was an amazing storyteller and told it with a lot of passion. Afterwards he was very cool and down-to-earth. I got to take a picture with him! : ) It's very affordable (even without the groupon.) I didn't care too much for my tour guide as he didn't really answer the questions of others on the tour and didn't really add any information that wasn't already presented by the exhibit, but I overhead a tour guide doing a private tour and he seemed very informative, so try to find out who will be giving the tour.
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Named one of the city's best cultural museums by CBS Detroit, the Holocaust Memorial Center is among America’s first Holocaust museums. For more than 25 years, the HMC has memorialized the senseless murder of millions, promoting tolerance while sending out a call to action to prevent future discrimination, hate crimes, bullying, and genocide by keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust and the lives it claimed.

Starting near the museum's lobby, an illustrated timeline tracing 4,000 years of Jewish history leads into The Museum of European Jewish Heritage, which highlights Judaism through artifacts and displays. From there, a ramp descending beyond a 22-foot window display of Nazi propaganda leads into an exhibit on The Final Solution. Here, displays and audiovisual installations usher visitors toward the Survivors' Theater, where live presentations by Detroit-area survivors illuminate the atrocities' personal costs. Daily tours are led by the museum's caring, expert educators, who guide guests through the exhibits while encouraging them to internalize the lessons for use in their own lives.

New to the museum is the Weisberg Gallery, where a Holocaust-era boxcar stands as a reminder of the scale of the period's atrocities. The museum also welcomes traveling exhibits such as Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow, a collection depicting the story of Jewish professors fleeing Nazism and finding teaching positions at historically black universities. The exhibit explores the encounter between these scholars and their students, the impact the relationships had on one another, and the effect on the Civil Rights Movement and American society.

Post-war exhibits cover the Nuremberg Trials, honor the righteous individuals who risked their lives to resist the Nazis or save Jewish lives during the war, and pay homage to those who perished with a memorial flame. The museum also houses a well-stocked library, where guests can research their genealogy with materials dedicated to European Jewish history. Beyond its core exhibits, the HMC hosts special exhibits encompassing photographs, art, and history, in addition to sending survivors to speaking engagements throughout the city and hosting the Kindertransport Memory Quilt, whose patches represent the experiences of Jewish youth rescued from Eastern Europe.

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