Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Upcoming events

3rd Annual Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition Award Ceremony and Gallery Opening

Ceremony: Wednesday, June 12 at 7 PM | Gallery Open: June 12 – September 27

The Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition seeks to empower and inspire today’s students to lead our world to a better future. Inspired by their parent’s stories of survival during the Holocaust, the Kappy family generously sponsors this competition to not only memorialize the victims, but to educate students about the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and discrimination. After creating a piece of art or writing inspired by Anne Frank, we hope that students will apply the lessons of the Holocaust throughout their lives by seizing opportunities to step up, take action, and make our world a better place. Students in grades 7-12 from Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, as well as classes whose teachers have participated in a Teacher Training through the HMC, have submitted pieces in following categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction in response to this year’s theme – The Power of Change, and this year’s prompt – “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank.

  • Admission: The Award Ceremony is free and open to the public. The Gallery (after June 12) is included with admission or membership.
  • For more information, contact competition@holocaustcenter.org or visit the Competition page.

Unspoken Truths: The Holocaust Through Women’s Voices

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Featuring Northwestern University Professor Phyllis Lassner
Most people know about the Holocaust through memoirs and movies about male survivors like Elie Wiesel and rescuers like Oskar Schindler. That is because men’s experiences were taken as social and cultural norm. But our understanding of the Holocaust is incomplete without the inclusion of women’s voices. This program will focus on female Holocaust victims and survivors through sharing their stories of suffering, endurance, and resistance.

  • Tickets: Included with museum admission, free to members.
  • RSVP by June 20 to 248.536.9616 or Click Here to RSVP

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upcoming exhibits

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

On exhibit July 1 – December 31

Created by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, the exhibition illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the organized rescue effort that brought thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s.

The exhibition explores the children’s difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts, personal stories, and engaging media. Artifacts from local Detroit Kinder are included in this captivating exhibit.