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 | 5 days ago
A must see place. So much to learn about our history.
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Report | 9 days ago
Lots of historical reading. Don't forget to bring your glasses!
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Report | 9 days ago
If you can go around 1p to take the public tour - I recommend it.
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Report | 9 days ago
definately do the public tour, and the listen to the survivors story, then after go back through and look at everything again
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Report | 19 days ago
Allow a lot of time! I think I would like to take the tour if I'm able to go another time to see if there is anything I missed.
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Report | 20 days ago
Plan on visiting on a Sunday afternoon. This is when they have different holocaust survivors speak to the audience. Spend time studying the displays. Very enlightening even if you feel you know about this dark time in history. I believe it should be required for all high school students to see this. Our current history books barely touch on this subject.
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Report | 23 days ago
A must see if you are in this area!! A great teaching museum for kids!
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Report | a month ago
they have speakers and also tours, check with them for times. the place is big, you could spend 3 to 10 hours there if you feel like it. Youll learn more than you want to! Recommended for 13 years or older.
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Report | a month ago
This is a life changing experience. I suggest going on the tour and going when a survivor speaker is there. I cannot say enough, everyone should experience this....
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Report | a month ago
Always plan around the tour, &, most especially, the survivor's talk afterwards. If 1 goes prepared to spend more time (that in-&-of-itself is 2½ hours), go back afterwards & really take time with what impacts.… Definitely no regrets!
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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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