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Holocaust Memorial Center

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Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
Phone Number: +1 248-553-2400
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 17:00
Fri 09:30 - 15:00

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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I was hesitant to visit the Center as I am the daughter of German Jewish immigrants. I felt I had seen and heard enough about the Holocaust. I was wrong. From the very beginning I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hesitant to visit the Center as I am the daughter of German Jewish immigrants. I felt I had seen and heard enough about the Holocaust. I was wrong. From the very beginning I was impressed by the thorough history of the fate of the Jews. I discovered my knowledge has huge gaps and I need to go back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful memorial for a historically tragic event. I highly recommend the guided tour, especially if you're bringing children. There is a ton of reading, which may be boring for kids but the guided tour really brings it to life!! Listening to the survivor speak after the tour is a MUST. Paula Marks-Bolton is a fantastic speaker,... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This Memorial Center is in a fairly new facility, and is extremely well done. They have exhibits and artifacts that show the horrors of the past, and the resilience of those who suffered. There are frequently survivor/speakers that make presentations on a personal experience basis. Guided tours are provided by docents who are well trained. When we were there, we... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

They have a saying there on the the wall. Goes something like: It happened once, it can happen again, it can happen anywhere. Truly moving and touches the soul. It wasn't that long ago. You'll want to visit here , so put it on your list.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Learned a lot. Nicely curated. Everyone coming to West Bloomfield area should pay the museum a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you are Jewish, interested in the history of the war or wanting to get an education about the holocaust this memorial center is very well done! I had an uncle who survived the concentration camps & he would never talk about it. Only after he passed away my cousin told us his father's awful stories & after walking through... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a treasure...located right in my hometown, too. The details are amazing, from the exterior architecture to each station inside. The movie sent chills up my spine. To help put this time in history in perspective, the museum frequently has a Holocaust survivor speak...very moving. You probably won't leave the same as you entered....

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West Bloomfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

As Holacaust services son I am very sensitive to the Shoah! This museum is s MUST visit for every adult or chilled. It is a must visit for every ethnicity of men kind!! It is a museum that will touch your heart even if it is made out of stone!!! It is important for teaching humanity!!! When you come out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The memorial center was educational, informative and deeply moving. The set-up of the museum was very easy to navigate and well organized. We did not participate in the guided tours and still had a great experience but we were able to overhear parts of the guided tour which included lots of extra information from the guides. The staff was also... More 

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Westhampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a must-visit if you can. It is much larger than I expected. Our guide spoke cogently for nearly 1.5 hours without a note. The museum's exhibits take the visitor through a sweep of history, clearly explaining everything in words, photos, artifacts, and video. An equally heartbreaking addition is an exhibit called "Holocaust by Bullets", detailing... More 

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