Save the date for our showing of the film
Hidden: Jewish Children Concealed During The Holocaust
Thursday, July 30
“Hidden” — developed and produced by Project Witness — is the gripping saga of Jewish children concealed during the Holocaust. This film takes the audience on a fascinating, harrowing, and emotional journey through the fateful years of the war when tens of thousands of children took on new, unfamiliar identities in hope of surviving the German onslaught. It brings survivors back to their childhood homes in Poland for first-hand interviews and dramatic reunions with their “adopted” families.
The movie will be available on our homepage July 30 throughout the day, and will feature our Director of Education Ruth Bergman interviewing survivor Miriam Ferber at 7 p.m.
The Holocaust in Yiddish Literature with Dr. Anita Norich
Yiddish literature grappled with the questions the Holocaust raised for the Jews and the wider world. How did they understand what was happening? What did it mean to be “the chosen people?” Were the promises of the Enlightenment—liberty, equality, fraternity—now at an end for Jews? In this lecture, Dr. Anita Norich discusses a range of Yiddish literary responses to these questions in an online Zoom Webinar.
Thank you to our program supporters: Robin & Leo Eisenberg, Gerald & Betsy (z”l) Loomus, Denise & Peter Rodgers, Shelley & Joel Tauber and the PNC Foundation.
Heroes of Holocaust Justice: The True Story of the Band of Spies who Hunted Down Adolf Eichman
On the 60th anniversary of the the Israeli secret mission to capture the architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, the Holocaust Memorial Center hosted our first Facebook Live event featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author Neal Bascomb and moderated by Multimedia Journalist and former WXYZ TV 7 anchor Stephen Clark.
If you are interested in learning more about the Eichmann capture and trial, Bascomb’s books and others are available for purchase .
Proceeds from book sales help fund the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center to engage, educate, and empower by remembering the Holocaust. We appreciate your support especially during this time.
Yom HaShoah Commemoration Broadcast
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus hosted its annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sun. April 26 at 2 pm. For the first time, the Holocaust Memorial Center’s Yom HaShoah commemoration was hosted online while the museum is closed to the public in accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.
Board member Steven R. Weisberg offered opening remarks, while Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen and Hazzan David Propis of Shaarey Zedek led the commemoration.
Unto Every Person There Is A Name
As part of this year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration, the Holocaust Memorial Center continues our tradition of participating in “Unto Every Person There Is A Name” in a new, innovative way. Volunteers sent videos of themselves reading the names of Holocaust victims from their homes. Thank you to all of our volunteers for working together with us to ensure the victims of the Holocaust are never forgotten.
Click here to see a list of everyone who sent in videos for this special project to perpetuate the memory of the Six Million, and see below to watch the entire program.
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann uncovers the secret history of one of the 20th century’s most sensational events, the capture and trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. As head of the Nazis’ homicidal “Jewish Department,” Eichmann zealously managed the transport of millions of innocent people to death camps and vanished after World War II. Operation Finale—the code name of Israel’s effort to find Eichmann—reveals how agents of Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, located him in hiding in South America years after the war, then abducted and smuggled him out of the country to stand trial in Israel. The exhibition features recently declassified materials including 1960s-era artifacts, photographs, film, audio, contemporary design elements, and interactive displays.
As told in Operation Finale, Eichmann’s story is one of the most fascinating and somber stories of World War II. Visitors will be transported to the courtroom of Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem through an immersive video, complete with a replica of the iconic glass booth in which the accused sat as his courtroom drama was broadcast around the globe as a principal perpetrator of the Final Solution. Eichmann’s conviction and sentence to death by hanging, Israel’s only judicial execution, began a new chapter for Holocaust survivors to speak out about the atrocities they endured. The exhibition concludes with the legacy of the trial and how the mantra “Never Again” must ring out around the world.