Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

March 15 / 1:00 pm
Exclusive Member Event
Vienna with a Twist

Vienna with a Twist featuring songs, sweets, and stories of survival from the pre-war capital of culture. 

The evening will feature:

  • The music of Viennese composer Richard Stöhr, the teacher of Marlene Dietrich and Leonard Bernstein. Stöhr's works will be performed by Stefan Koch, cellist of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and Robert Conway, associate professor of piano at Wayne State University and frequent performer with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
  • The story of the Stöhr family's escape from the Nazis, including daughter Hedi's journey to safety on the Kindertransport.
  • Viennese pastries for you to sample, with a demonstration by Epicurean's Executive Pastry Chief Paul Suriano.
  • A Leadership Circle Brunch at noon open to members at the $500+ levels.

Space is limited. RSVP required to Ruth Stern at 248.553.2400, ext. 119 or ruth.stern@holocaustcenter.org

Event Chairs:

Doris & Eric Billes | Adrienne & Robert Z. Feldstein | Sylvia & Hans Weinmann

Generously Supported By:

PNC Wealth Management

This event is exclusive to members of the Holocaust Memorial Center. CLICK HERE to become a member and join us on March 15.

Memberships are tax-deductible and start at

$18/students • $36/individual • $50/families


April 14 / 7 pm
Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Cooperative Event
Industry and Resistance: The Mechanics of Genocide

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Focusing on the role of the camp and transit systems during the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, respectively, scholars Khatchig Mouradian and Peter Hayes seek to grapple with the scope of each genocide and the functions which contributed to their deadly efficiency.

  • RSVPs not necessary
  • Admission: Free


March 8 / 3 pm
Greater Farmington Film Festival
Film: Belle and Sebastian

A beloved story since the 1960s television series introduced resourceful young Sebastian and the giant mountain sheepdog he tames and calls Belle, this heartwarming new feature film is set during WWII in the snowy Alps of occupied France, on the border of Switzerland. Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America for him, befriends "the beast" the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep - an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy's best friend and protector. With Nazis in the village rooting out the resistance fighters helping Jewish refugees cross the border, Belle and Sebastian's loyalty - to each other and the village that's embraced them both - will be put to the test.