The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus announced that it will host a museum tour and special presentation on Sunday, Jan. 27 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A museum tour will take place at 1 p.m. and walks attendees through the nation's first freestanding museum, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust. Included among the stops is The Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg Gallery, the Holocaust Memorial Center’s newest permanent gallery, which houses an authentic World War II-era boxcar.
Visitors also will visit the popular Time Line, a circular exhibit that tracks the history of the Jewish people against major events in world history over a period of 4,000 years. Additionally, the tour will feature exhibits focusing on the story of World War II, firsthand accounts from Detroit-area Holocaust survivors and honors devoted to the thousands of non-Jews who saved, or tried to save, at least one Jew, knowing that they were placing themselves in mortal danger.
At 2:30 p.m., following a short memorial service, survivor Fred Findling will give a special presentation detailing his escape out of Germany without documents to relatives in Belgium, a succession of orphanages and a French castle. Through the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Society of Friends, his journey concluded in the United States of America.
Admission to the Holocaust Memorial Center, located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, will be free all day. Donations will be accepted. Learn more on the Center's website.
Source: Holocaust Memorial Center press release