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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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Thought provoking and educational, not to be missed!

We were very fortunate to experience two lectures by holocaust survivors and a guided tour of the center. Each exhibit is documented with photos and descriptions. Application of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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La Grange Park, Illinois
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La Grange Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were very fortunate to experience two lectures by holocaust survivors and a guided tour of the center. Each exhibit is documented with photos and descriptions. Application of genocide description to current times is startling! Not to be missed is the world map showing current areas were we should be aware of this threat.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have been there several times and learn and see more each time. It is a very moving experience seeing how so many were persecuted and many lost their life just because of who they were. If you ever have a chance to visit do so. Be sure and allow a lot of time to experience as much as you... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had been to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C. prior to this visit. Each is unique in its focus and perspective, but this memorial also offered the opportunity to hear the personal story of a survivor. Many tears were shed as I was reminded of the horrors so many innocent people were subjected to.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum has been revised, and updated, since My last visit. The raw emotions of the shoal have been sorted out: The message can now be delivered with more clarity.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived at 11:00 am and it closed at 3. We NEVER expected to be there that long! Very informative and has a nice mix of audio and visual exhibits. There were not many people there and occasionally, someone would listen to an exhibit adjacent to me that would make it difficult to hear mine. That might be a bigger... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have been to several Holocaust Centers in various cities. This one is wonderful. Informative displays & interactive exhibits. Wish we had more time there. We will visit again.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

my Husband and I went here on a Thursday on our way to Cleveland. We had bought a Groupon offer for here months ago and really wondered why we had bought it. Boy are we glad we went! We both love history, but find many museums are a bit boring, Not this one! We took the 1pm tour (about 90... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Spend time wandering through the years and attrocities committed during WWII. Arrange ahead dr time to take a docent lead tour. After the tour a survivor will tell his or her story. We should never forget. Geniside continues today. Different time different people. Will we ever speak out in time to stop the perpetrators. If u do not like guided... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum is great to learn about the Holocaust and the history of the Jewish people throughout the centuries. it also shows how many foreign diplomats helped people escape the Nazis into unoccupied countries, showing brief bios, number of people saved, and nationality. The museum is very well organized and worth a visit. Those who work there are not very... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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