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Holocaust Memorial Center

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248 553 2400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Being from Ohio, we were very pleased with this experience. While there, we had the opportunity to meet and talk with a delightful survivor of this terrible subject in history. We sat in a on a presentation by Mr. Markus Rohtbart, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust. His kindness shown to us in talking with us was a life-experience we... More

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Lima, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The history of the Jewish Faith and its expansion across Europe begins the story. The next part is the history of the persecution of Jews where ever they had chosen to live. The story continues with the rise of the Nazis in Germany and the terrible ordeal of the people who were undesirables to the Germans. Their stories are told... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Gives the public a piece of history that has the potential to protect ourselves from the worst of humanity and the regrettable consequences of not standing up to tyranny.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a well designed and thoughtful display. Just make sure that children are well-versed in the history of this era.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I spent a few hours here recently. The museum is well laid out and provides a history of the Jewish faith as well as some information on the religion that I felt was helpful as I am not very familiar with the religion. It then outlined the history of the forming of the Nazi party and the holocaust in great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This memorial is a tasteful, powerful, and informative experience that takes the visitor through not only a mental but a spiritual journey. I would recommend this memorial center to anyone who visits Michigan

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Fraser, Michigan
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294 reviews 294 reviews
72 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Thanks to the docent who took our group through the center. It was very well presented and we enjoyed the historical look at our history.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fabulous trip. You see Glacier National Park, ride a speed boat down the snake river through Hells Canyon, go to Mt Ranier National Park. Everyday is interesting. One of our better trips

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Most of the visitors to the museum, they said, are not Jewish. It is so important to see the dramatic extremes our ignorance can and did result in. Prejudice is so dangerous, please see this museum.

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East Lansing
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very educational. I was surprised at how big this place was once inside. Was hard to follow as in where you should have started. We caught the tail end of one of the Survivors talk, she was so sweet and many with tissues so be prepared. We chatted with her for a few minutes after and waited for our Survivor... More

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