Upcoming Programs and Events

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

 

August 2014

August 5 / 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Lecture
Righteous of Poland

90% of Poland’s 3.3 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Among the survivors were Zygie Allweiss and his brother Sol z”l, both of whom eventually moved to the Detroit area.

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn and Bill Tammeus tell the Allweiss story in their book They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust, along with nearly two dozen other stories of how Jews in Poland survived the Shoah with non-Jewish help. Join us in honoring the survivors and those who saved them.

  • Tickets: $5/Members Free
  • Docent Credit: Yes
  • Refreshments will be served
 

August 11-15 / 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Teacher Seminar
Images of the Holocaust

This week-long seminar builds an instructor's content base through the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices, making lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students. Teachers will become familiar with the extensive primary resources available through the museum survivor network, library, and beyond and will develop a lesson plan to be shared with other participants at the conclusion of the seminar.

We are currently accepting participants for our 2014 Teacher Seminar, Images of the Holocaust, which will take place August 11-15, 2014. Click here for more information about the seminar's content and how to apply.

 

August 12 / 7:30 pm
Special Film and Presentation
Journey to Justice

The Coville Photographic Art Foundation in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus is proud to present Journey to Justice. This documentary filmtells the story of Howard Triest, a German Jew who fled Munich in 1939 when he was 16 years old, and his return to Germany as a U. S. soldier. Triest served as an interpreter for prison psychiatrists at the Nuremberg Trial.

The documentary also tells the story of how Margot, Howard's younger sister, was rescued from a transit camp just before her parents' deportation. Margot then saved ten other children from the Nazis in her subsequent escape to Switzerland.

Howard and Margot, along with the filmmaker Steve Palackdharry, will present.

 

August 27 / 7:00 pm
Presentation
Nicky Winton's Kindertransport

What inspired a 29-year-old stockbroker to give up his winter skiing holiday to rescue 669 children from a foreign country?

The Kindertransport from Czechoslovakia lasted less than nine months yet had a profound impact on many. For 105-year-old Sir Nicholas Winton, it was a short but defining interlude.

Nick Winton, son of Sir Nicholas Winton, will recount the story of the Kindertransport from an insider’s perspective, reflecting his father’s unique personal story, which transformed the lives of so many people.

  • Admission: $10/Members Free
  • Tickets: Prepurchase or Reserve Tickets by phone: 248.553.2400, ext. 124
  • Docent Credit: Yes
  • Refreshments will be served
 

August 28 / 5:00 pm
Presentation and Art Project
Anne Frank Door Project

The Holocaust Memorial Center, in cooperation with the Oak Park Public Library, is proud to present the Anne Frank door project. Participants will experience a presentation by a local Holocaust survivor, discuss Anne Frank and her diary, explore issues that Anne faced and that they face every day, create their own unique craft to take home (children ages 10-15), and receive a copy of The Diary of Anne Frank (children who do the art project).

  • Families and all ages are welcome.
  • Event held at the Oak Park Public Library. View Map.
  • The event is free and open to the public. Register Now!

This program is generously supported by the Philip and Elizabeth Filmer Memorial Charitable Trust.