Upcoming Events

A Violin Tribute to the Holocaust

virtual program on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM (edt)

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Arnaud’s program pays homage to his grandfather, Jacques Sussmann, who was a Holocaust survivor. Watch the video below to hear Arnaud share his grandfather’s story of surviving Auschwitz.

Join acclaimed French violinist Arnaud Sussmann for a special Holocaust-inspired recital and a live Q&A. While Arnaud regularly graces the world’s stages as a soloist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this program takes on a more personal nature, inspired by his grandfather’s survival of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To honor the memories of those lost, Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Michael Brown will perform works of Jewish composers whose lives were directly impacted by WWII, including Robert Dauber, Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff, and Mieczysław Weinberg. Dave Wagner, Program Director and host of WRCJ 90.9 FM, will moderate a live post-concert Q&A to learn more about Sussmann’s music and his family.

Thank you to our Community Partners: Hour Detroit Magazine, Detroit Public TV/ WRCJ 90.9 FM and Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies.


Trauma and Adventure in Transit: Jewish Refugees in Iran and India

virtual program on sunday, June 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM (edt) 

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Learn about the Jews who escaped to India and Iran after 1933. On the margins of the Holocaust and anxious about their families’ fates, they were homeless and stateless, but also oddly privileged as adventurous Europeans in non-western societies. Our speaker, Atina Grossmann, is Professor of History at the Cooper Union in New York City.

Thank you to our Community Partners: India League of America – Michigan and the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.


Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death

virtual program on thursday, july 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM (edt) 

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Evil Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to a grotesque worldview. Author David Marwell will discuss Mengele’s twisted career and his escape to South America.

To order a copy of Mengele: Unmasking the ‘Angel of Death’ by David Marwell, click here.

Thank you to our Community Partners: Wayne State University School of Medicine and Wayne State University College of Nursing.