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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
09:30 - 17:00
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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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Informative, wish I had more time!

Unfortunately, I didn't realize how early they closed. You can spend quite a bit of time here. In addition to Holocaust information, they have a whole section on the history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, I didn't realize how early they closed. You can spend quite a bit of time here. In addition to Holocaust information, they have a whole section on the history of the Jewish people. It's always nice to learn about different cultures and religions. The gift shop features books from local authors and survivors, as well as inspiring art. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting place to visit . Took a couple of my grandchildren and they were totally engrossed in the experience . Will go again !

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful docent who was the son of a Holocaust survivor. His tour was informative, enlightening and a reminder to celebrate the good while keeping honor to those who perished. This should be a must-do for everyone but especially our middle schoolers and high schoolers. Why districts (Bloomfield) do not take students is perplexing. I planned my visit to... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is just amazing... Hard to believe that all this really happened. The coolest part for me was seeing a tree growing from a sapling from the actual tree outside Anne Frank's window. You can spend an hour, or 3 or 4, depending on how much time you take to read all the plaques. A wonderful history lesson for... More 

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United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sure this center has lots of historic detail etc but when the security guard on the front desk is blatantly rude and thinks he is higher than other ethnic minorities, there is a problem with the recruitment from the center. Having visited the camps in Poland with no issues of their staff manners, I don't think I'm missing much... More 

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I sincerely apologize for your experience with our front desk staff. We strive to provide the best visitor experience possible. If possible, would you please email me the details of your visit at social.media@holocaustcenter.org so we can look into the matter further? More 

Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was a great experience of a tragic part of history. The guided tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable. They have exhibits and artifacts that make you feel like you are there. The train car with only 20 people in it for a few minutes was eye opening to say the least. It is a great place... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 14 November 2016 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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