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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Should go to experience the exhibits
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Report | 12 days ago
It was very informative, however the truth of this made me sad. I am so glad the Holocaust is over!
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Great tours daily
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Get there early. There is so much to see that we didn't get through much in 4 hours. The tour at 1 was good but felt we could have accomplished more walking through on our own and just reading.
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Report | 13 days ago
find out when the tours began. I enjoyed the the information that the tour guide shared
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Be sure to hear the daily story from one of the holocaust survivors.
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Definitely go when they offer the public tour. It was very informative.
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Plan to stay a bit longer to hear a speech by a survivor. You won't forget it
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Listen to a survivor.
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Tours are approximately 1.5 hours. Bring some tissues
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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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