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The Holocaust Memorial Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.  Normal hours will resume Sunday, July 5.


 Survivor Speaker:
George Zeff

"My life was saved by five families who hid me during the Holocaust. They are among the 22,000 people formally recognized as having rescued Jews during this tragic period in history. Click on my photo to hear more about them, or visit the Holocaust Memorial Center to hear it from me in person."

            -George Zeff

George Zeff Video Still

(©Fields of Ash by Dane Gussin)

As a 9-year old child, George Zeff was imprisoned in a forced labor camp where his duties included dragging bodies of Jews into a burial pit. After a harrowing escape in a burlap bag and in a wine barrel, he survived the war through the actions of strangers who risked their lives to save him. George wants to inspire people to become like those who saved his life and not like those who threatened it. That's why he volunteers as a Survivor Speaker. And that's why he has recorded his testimony with us.


The Holocaust Memorial Center provides our community with the opportunity to meet with survivors on almost daily basis and to hear their stories. This memorable experience makes it clear to our visitors why they must stand up to prejudice, racism and apathy. So that future generations will be able to hear these life-changing testimonies, we also record and preserve them in our Library Archive.


Survivor Speaker presentations take place on many days at 2:30 p.m., following the 1:00 p.m. public tour. Upcoming presentations are as follows:*

  • Thursday, June 18: Esther Lupyan
  • Friday, June 19: George Zeff     
  • Sunday, June 21: George Erdstein
  • Tuesday, June 23: Henry Wormser
  • Wednesday, June 24: Henry Friedman
  • Thursday, June 25: Esther Lupyan   
  • Friday, June 26: George Zeff
  • Sunday, June 28: Michael Weiss
  • Tuesday, June 30: Esther Lupyan

You can show your appreciation to our Survivor Speakers and to the Holocaust survivors in your life by making a gift in their honor to the Holocaust Memorial Center. Your gift will ensure that their stories continue to be told.  


Thank you for helping to transform our community.


*Schedule subject to change based on Survivor Speaker availability.


Announcing the 2015
Kindertransport Association Conference

Generations Together:
Our Heritage and the Future

October 9th through October 11th

The Kindertransport Association is delighted to announce the 2015 biennial KTA Conference, Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future, to be held at the Westin Southfield-Detroit and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

The KTA is thrilled to be working together with the Holocaust Memorial Center to create a memorable conference. The Holocaust Memorial Center is the home of the Kindertransport Quilt exhibit and the Kindertransport Association Archives.

This will be the last KTA Conference. Beginning in 2016, the KTA will join the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants at their annual conferences. This will provide continuity, and connect the KTA with a larger community. While this will have many positive outcomes, it will be a change, and the intimate family atmosphere that has developed over the years will be greatly missed. The KTA has been gathering every other year since 1991!

We do hope you will consider inviting your children and grandchildren, extended, and foster families to join you at this special conference.

To download the registration packet, please click here.

For more information/additional registration forms, please contact or 248.536.9604. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.


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Visitor Information

Sunday – Thursday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Last admission 3:30 pm)

9:30 am – 3:00 pm
(Last admission 1:30 pm)

Public Tour
1:00 pm
(Usually followed by a Holocaust Survivor Speaker)

Closed on Saturday

Closed on Jewish holidays and most legal holidays.

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Upcoming Events

July 8 / 7 pm
Young Adult Event
Stories that Inspire featuring Adam Braun
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October 9-11 / All Day
KTA Conference
Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future
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Save the Date!
November 1 / 5:30 pm
Anniversary Dinner
Honoring Jackie and Larry Kraft
Congregation Shaarey Zedek (map)
Learn more >

Questions about programs or events?  Contact Lawrence Willim at 248.536.9604 or


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