Upcoming Programs and Events

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Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

Thursday, August 25 / 7:00 pm
An Evening in Memory of Dr. Henry Krystal's Life and Work
Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Eva Fogelman

Join us as we honor the legacy of Dr. Henry Krystal, a Holocaust survivor who died at age 90 on October 8, 2015.  Dr. Krystal was a renowned psychoanalyst who created trauma therapy as a specialized field. As a professor of psychiatry at MSU, he found that the major symptoms in victims of trauma were frequently overlooked.  His research led to pioneering approaches to treating post-traumatic stress disorder involving biofeedback and cognitive psychotherapy, and to the concept of survivor guilt.  Our current understanding of Post-traumatic stress disorder is based on Dr. Krystal's groundbreaking work.  He interviewed thousands of Holocaust survivors applying for reparations and convinced Germany to pay compensation to them for psychological disability.  He also dedicated himself to the needs of the children of survivors.

Guest Speaker Dr. Eva Fogelman will speak about Post-Holocaust Generations: Myths and Realities.  Dr. Fogelman is a psychologist, writer, filmmaker, and a pioneer in the treatment of the psychological effects of the Holocaust.  She was among the first psychotherapists to lead groups for children of Holocaust survivors and was involved in the creation of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust.  Dr. Fogelman co-founded what is now the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, providing monthly stipends to 1,600 rescuers in 26 countries. She is the writer and co-producer of the award-winning documentary Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust (PBS) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust.

     ♦     This evening is made possible through the generosity of Mickey Shapiro.
     ♦     Dessert reception provided by Quality Kosher Catering.
     ♦     There is no charge.
     ♦     RSVPs are required by August 18 to 248.553.2400 x112 or hannah.iwrey@holocaustcenter.org


Sunday, August 28 / 1:30 pm
Docent tour of Holocaust by Bullets
Summer Sunday Tours
Space is limited!

Special docent-led tours of Holocaust by Bullets, followed by a presentation from a Holocaust survivor.

  ♦  Free with museum admission or membership
  ♦  RSVP required to 248.553.2400 x110