Upcoming Events

Concert Rebroadcast Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Babi Yar Tragedy

VIRTUAL program september 23-27, 2021 on www.holocaustcenter.org

This September marks the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, which occurred on September 29-30, 1941. On the evening of September 29 almost 34,000 Jews were forcibly rounded up and shot over two days at Babi Yar, a ravine that was then located on the outskirts of the city of Kiev, Ukraine. This horrific massacre became a symbol of the Holocaust by bullets, the mass shootings carried out in Eastern Europe by the Nazis.

To observe this anniversary, the Holocaust Memorial Center is honored to rebroadcast the 2019 concert Shostakovich Babi Yar Remembering the Holocaust performed by the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles.  This performance features Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar) and selections from Charles Davidson’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

This concert is available to watch from September 23-27, 2021 at www.holocaustcenter.org. For more information call 248-553-2400.

Presented by the Michigan State University College of Music and The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at MSU, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit and The Detroit Jewish News.

Generously sponsored by Gretchen and Ethan Davidson, Margie Dunn and Mark Davidoff, Howard J. Gourwitz,  Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris, Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowed Fund in Jewish Arts & Music, Sue and Alan Kaufman, Iris and Stephen Linder, Rebecca and Alan Ross, Elaine and Michael Serling/The Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon, Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox, Jeff D. Williams, and Andrea L. Wulf.



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Stolen Voices with Zlata Filipovic

Virtual Program on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Zlata Filipovic grew up under one of the longest sieges in modern-day history in her native city of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hear the fascinating story of her wartime childhood, the publication of her diary, and how they led to her current engagement with human rights and storytelling. Zlata is the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary, the co-editor of Stolen Voices: Young People’s War Diaries form WWI to Iraq, and a documentary filmmaker. She speaks around the world about her experiences and has worked with organizations such as the Anne Frank House, United Nations and UNICEF.

Suggested donation for program is $10. Please click here to donate.

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Thank you to our Community Partner: the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.