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Unto Every Person there is a name

Now through May 31

This international memorial project honors the memory of the six million Jews – among them one-and-a-half million children – murdered in the Holocaust. The project offers the opportunity to remember them as individuals– one at a time – through the public reading of their names. By participating, you can help to restore the identity and dignity of the victims of the Holocaust.

If you would like to take part in this meaningful initiative on social media, please sign up below for instructions and a list of names:

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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. This year’s program will be led by local clergy Rabbi Marla Hornsten and Cantor Neil Michaels of Temple Israel. 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
Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a Service of Jewish Senior Life
The Shaarit Haplaytah Organization
The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

 

 

Nazi Billionaires

Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 PM

Many of the world’s top automotive brands trace their success to the Third Reich. Join David de Jong, author of Nazi Billionaires for a fireside chat about the role of corporate complicity in the destruction of European Jewry, and how heirs of German tycoons are dealing with their history today. Admission: $10.00, or free with Membership.

 

 

 

Honoring our Heroes: Stories of D-Day and Liberation: Virtual Event

Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 PM EDT on ZOOM

On the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, join us in remembering the heroic actions of soldiers and resistance fighters who defeated the Nazis and liberated Holocaust survivors. We will explore the experiences of these brave men and women, honoring their legacies.

Jamie Wise is the Security Sector Specialist at The HC, where her work includes leading educational programming for military officers, trainees, and veterans focused on the lessons learned from the Holocaust for the armed forces. She has a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, focused on Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

 

 

Honey cake & latkes

Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 PM

Local survivor Ruth Webber brought her past into her future after liberation from Auschwitz, passing down family recipes now collected in Honey Cake & Latkes. Executive Director of The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and book editor Maria Zalewska leads a discussion on the power of the senses as a gateway to memory. Admission: $10.00, or free with Membership.

 

 

How an All-Jewish Team Conquered European Soccer and Confronted the Holocaust

Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 PM

Excluded from other clubs for being Jewish, a sports-obsessed dentist from Vienna founds a soccer team in 1909. He calls it Hakoah, after the Hebrew word for strength. In the face of rising anti-Semitism and hostility from the Jewish establishment of Vienna, the dentist forges a team out of disparate parts: an observant Jew who refuses to play on the sabbath; a sculptor turned keeper who considers goaltending another form of art; an idealist who wants to defy stereotypes of Jewish weakness; and a winger who fancies himself a star of the musical theater. Forced to play in flood zones and next to dung heaps, Hakoah contends with baying crowds, crooked referees, and outright violence on and off the pitch to reach the pinnacle of the sport. In 1923, Hakoah defeats West Ham United in London. It is the first time an English team has ever lost a match to a foreign opponent on home soil. Hakoah goes on to win the Austrian league, tour the world, and play before 46,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. But when the Nazis descend on Vienna, the team has to confront the Holocaust. What follows is a remarkable, and largely untold, story of survival. Admission: $10.00, or free with Membership.

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