Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Guy Stern

Sunday, March 10, at 11:00 AM EDT

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Monday, March 18, at 6:30 PM

Located at Emagine Novi at 44425 W 12 Mile Rd in Novi

In One Life, Sir Anthony Hopkins stars as Sir Nicholas Winton, who participated in the Kindertransport, and actively orchestrated the successful rescue of 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before the start of World War II.

Join us for an exclusive screening followed by a Q&A with Nick Winton, Jr. as he reflects on his father’s legacy. Registration is required as seating for this event is limited.

Admission: $15, or $10 for members of The HC


Thank you to our generous Program Sponsor: PNC Foundation.


Greater Farmington Film Festival (GFFF) Presents “Irena’s Vow” at The HC

Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 PM

Warsaw, 1939: when the Nazis invade Poland, nurse Irena Gut (Sophie Nélisse) is displaced and forced to work in support of the German war effort, eventually assigned to run the home of a Nazi commandant (Dougray Scott). Instead of following the path of least resistance and gambling on her status and ethnicity to keep her safe, Gut risks everything to save a dozen Jewish refugees from persecution and murder, sheltering them under her boss’s nose. With fascism proudly elbowing its way back onto the national stage, it sadly feels urgent and necessary to give this story a dramatic spotlight.​


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Black Heroines of World War II

Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 PM EDT

As spies, nurses, and clandestine couriers, Black French women played vital, overlooked roles in the anti-Nazi war effort. Paulette Nardal issued a call to arms against fascism in the 1930s. Eugénie Éboué-Tell joined the women’s auxiliary corps in Central Africa. Jane Vialle, an operative for Combat in Southern France, was arrested in 1943 for treason, but survived and became a Senator. Josephine Baker’s fight against Hitler’s Regime from Berlin to Portugal has earned her a place in the Pantheon of French heroism.

Annette Joseph-Gabriel is the John Spencer Bassett Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press 2020).




SAve the date – Exclusive MemberS-ONLY event

Dedication featuring pianist Roger Peltzman

Sunday, April 7, at 1:00 PM

New York pianist Roger Peltzman’s one-person multimedia show Dedication is a deeply poetic journey that recounts his family’s tragic history fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe. Drawing on everything from the blues to Chopin, Peltzman centers the story on his uncle Norbert Stern, a young piano prodigy who was murdered at Auschwitz at the age of 21. Join us for Roger Peltzman’s powerful and moving performance at The Zekelman Holocaust Center on Sunday, April 7.

This event is to thank our members for their generous support, which enables us to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and the importance of standing up to hatred and antisemitism. Membership begins at $50, includes a year of free museum admission for your household, and is tax-deductible. To become a member, please click here or call Justin Bean at 248-536-9605.


Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 PM

Please join us at The Zekelman Holocaust Center or online at www.holocaustcenter.org for a commemoration featuring stirring readings, music and a candle-lighting ceremony.

Survivors and children of survivors from the Detroit area community will light memorial candles, and community members will read selected poems that express communal grief for the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Following the event, all who wish to light a memorial candle are invited to do so at the Center’s Eternal Flame.

Free admission and valet parking.

Presented in Cooperation with
C.H.A.I.M. – Children of Holocaust –Survivors Association In Michigan
Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan
Michigan Jewish Conference
Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a Service of Jewish Senior Life
The Shaarit Haplaytah Organization
The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive