Upcoming Events

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

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.


“My Name Is Sara” Screening & Discussion

virtual program on SUNDAY, july 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM (edt) 

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After the Nazis murder her family, 12-year-old Sara Goralnik flees to the Ukrainian countryside and assumes the identity of her Christian best friend. She lives by her wits as a farmhouse maid, where one slip of her tongue could mean her life. The award-winning film My Name Is Sara tells the true story of her bravery, strength and survival. Watch it on demand from Thursday, July 15- Sunday, July 18 at holocaustcenter.org. Then join us on July 18 for a discussion with Sara’s son and Executive Producer Mickey Shapiro, Director Steven Oritt and Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer.

Thank you to our Community Partner: Congregation Beth Ahm.