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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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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial was very interesting. We had a guide who was very informative and gave us great insight. After a Holocaust survivor talked to us and that was also very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Holocaust Memorial was very interesting. We had a guide who was very informative and gave us great insight. After a Holocaust survivor talked to us and that was also very interesting. Very affordable and well worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always been interested in the Holocaust. Not only was it heartbreaking to see what happened, I also learned so much more than I anticipated. I took the guided tour and am looking forward to going back to just really take everything in.

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Thank Robin F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend to all ages, wonderful photos and stories from survivors. Really beautiful. My mom and I both cried and learned quite a bit.

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have visited some of the German Concentration Camp sites in Europe and decided it was about time we visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in our hometown area. The Memorial Center first opened in October 1984 located at Maple and Drake roads. It was later moved to its current site in October 2003. It is open Sunday through Thursday 9:30... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This moving tribute to victims of the Shoah, the Holocaust, during which 6 million Jews were slaughtered throughout Europe just because they were Jewish, is excellent, meaningful and moving. 6 million people, among them 1.5 million children, never had a funeral or a grave. While many others were also killed (gypsies, gays, those who did not fit Hitler's aryan standard)... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I took my 10 and 13 year old daughters on MLK Day. We live nearby and have wanted to go for some time. I wasn't sure if my kids were ready, but that concern proved to be a non-issue. The museum is geared toward all audiences. The exhibits were compelling, informative and engaging. I recommend the guided tour, and I... More 

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I enjoyed and suffered at the same time. Very educative but it is very hard to digest and process some of the events of history. Although, personnel was very helpful and made sure everyone in the building understood how architecture of the building was intended to be able to understand jewish history.

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detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A wonderful and educational tour. You can try to see the museum yourself but it's better to take the tour.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely phenomenal with depicting the horror of the holocaust. Upsetting images and theme for any human but absolutely we should never forget what happened. There are the heroes, the victims, and the villains. This is a must see in this area and is truly a terrific memorial.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Very somber but a must see. The cattle car train from Germany is haunting. Check out the gift shop - the ladies in there are wonderful. If you don't do the free group tour of the museum, make sure you stick around for the guest speaker - a Holocaust Survivor.

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