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Holocaust Memorial Center

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Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone Number: 248 553 2400
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Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local...
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.
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From the moment you park outside, you are filled with the immensity of this historical museum. I have brought my sixth grade students here on several occasions, after our intense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When family was visiting last year we visited the Holocaust Memorial and found it is very well run and shares important historical information. We had been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC just the year before so hard to compare because the scale is so different but this memorial is worth a visit if you in Michigan

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the moment you park outside, you are filled with the immensity of this historical museum. I have brought my sixth grade students here on several occasions, after our intense study of the Holocaust. They were prepared, but coming here made everything so much more real for them. The images and sounds, the displays, the speakers, all combine to honor... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I made an impromptu visit to the Holocaust Memorial last year after lunch with friends. It was the BEST decision that I could've made. The is something that I think everyone should do. It gave an accurate & clear depiction of how the halocaust effected so many people. The facilities' staff were all very polite and knowledgeable. At the end... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is obviously a powerful topic and the museum does a good job with it. It is really much more than about the holocaust, as it traces Judaic history altogether and the struggles of its people. They do guided tours that last close to two hours followed by a speaker. You can also do it self-guided. I suggest doing both;... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

While helping my son settle in his new job here in Farmington Hills, we visited the museum. Even from the outside, you already get the feeling that it is truly an amazing memorial. The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. You can tell she is very much part of it. At the end, we had a survivor tell us her moving... More 

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A cattle (railroad) car greeted visitors at the front of the museum. There is a pre-taped recollection from a survivor. It was watched on a television located near the car. A time line on some curved walls was perfectly done – succinct pieces of information, but very informative. Work counterclockwise from B.C. to the early 21st century. Much, much more.... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a must see museum that features just the right amount of historical information that EVERYONE should learn more about. The survivor speaker talks following the public tours are amazing. You will never forgot meeting these courageous people. Listening to the oral histories was overwhelmingly sad but a life changing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you're Jewish you probably have seen this all before. That being said, this is a beautifully rendered memorial and history of the Holocaust. I found the descending hallway that leads to the picture of Hitler particularly affecting. It really gave me a sense of doom as I descended down. Also. The sapling from Anne Frank's tree gave a sense... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not only it was very beautiful and educational, but people who survived from the Holocaust were keeping presentations. Wonderful place!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was amazing and touching. I cannot even put into words how I felt on this tour. I learned way more than I thought I had ever known.

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Additional Information about Holocaust Memorial Center

Address: Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone Number: 248 553 2400
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Farmington Hills
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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