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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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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Waterford, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Everybody should go in here, if for no other reason than to be reminded of what really happened so it does not happen again. That said, this is not a creepy experience, more of a respectful, educational tribute to Holocaust victims and survivors. It merits at least two hours of your time and you'll probably stay longer than that. Suitable... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful and meaningful display of crimes against humanity during WWII. So glad that this is documented this way so we remember and future generations can see what happened. They have done a great job presenting it, a guided tour included and a talk with a survivor. Admission is extremely reasonable. This is a must see museum/documentary. Not for young... More 

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Tecumseh, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I took a group of high school students here and it was fantastic. Very nicely done and the students really enjoyed the experience. They said it really added to their knowledge and they were glad they had the opportunity to experience it. We were fortunate to hear a survivor speak and my students loved the 90 year old gentleman that... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a beautiful tribute to all those who died in or survived through the holocaust. The day we visited we were blessed to hear two survivors speak. It was impressive. I wished my two teenagers were with me. Kids need to hear this.

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Canton, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I actually went first for a special presentation. Then I was part of a tour. Having been to other Holocaust Museums in Berlin and Israel I can say that this one stands right with them. I was impressed with the amount of information they had and how helpful everyone was.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Detroit became home for thousands of survivors of Germany's concentration camps. A museum depicting the experience of this ever-dwindling group of people was inevitable. This place is not for the faint-of-heart. History has not treated Jews kindly. Man's inhumanity to man was never more brutally visited on a people than Hitler in World War II. His goal was to exterminate... More 

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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

this is one of the best exhibits and guides who make our visit meaninfull... very educational. The museum shop is well stocked with very interesting information to tale home.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Excellent museum and memorial, has many exhibits that change periodically. It is very well organized and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend it without reservation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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