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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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