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American Diplomacy
and the Holocaust

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Arthur Berger

The Roots of Hatred Explained in History and Interpreted in Art
Exhibit Opening Program featuring Bruce Gendelman and Arthur Berger

Did the United States initially give the Nazis a free hand in the mass murder of Europe’s Jews?

As the Nazis took power in Germany, we also had a new leader, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Arthur Berger, a retired senior official from the United States Department of State and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will examine FDR and America’s reactions to the key pre-Holocaust events of the 1930s. Following this, artist Bruce Gendelman will offer his insights into how the history of the Holocaust and its relevance today inform his work.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Space is limited. RSVP required by January 16 to 248.536.9605 or rsvp@holocaustcenter.org
  • Dessert reception to follow
  • This evening is complimentary and made possible through the generosity of Myrna and Spencer Partrich.
 
 

International Holocaust
Remembrance Day

Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Holocaust Survivor and Speaker Henry Friedman

 
Holocaust Survivor Presentation
by Henry Friedman

 Join us in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day to hear Holocaust survivor, and frequent HMC survivor speaker, Henry Friedman's story and the significance of his artwork. A question and answer session will follow Henry's presentation.

The public tour begins at 1:30 pm and guests are invited to tour the Sifting through Ashes special exhibit and view Henry's mixed metal sculptures.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Free with museum admission or membership
 
 

Sifting Through Ashes

On view January 21 through March 27, 2018

Sifting Through Ashes Exhibit ArtworkArtist Bruce Gendelman’s impactful paintings, photography and sculpture demonstrate the important role of contemporary art in educating new audiences about the Holocaust in the coming post-witness era. Fresh from a tour at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, this dramatic and moving exhibit expresses the artist’s reaction to Holocaust sites in Poland and Ukraine. Also on exhibit are several sculptures by Holocaust Memorial Center Survivor Speaker Henry Friedman.



Join us for one of the exciting programs featuring the Sifting Through Ashes exhibit!  You can learn more about these opportunities, admission, and RSVP, here >

 
 

What Could Have Been

What could these people have become? What could they have accomplished? Invented? Or simply celebrated? We will never know. But, we know what we can do now. Tell the world about them and educate every generation about the horrors of genocide.

Support the Holocaust Memorial Center today.

 
 

Our hope for the 2018 Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition is to empower and inspire today’s students to lead our world to a better future. With that in mind, the theme for the second annual competition is The Power of Hope. We invite all students in grades 9-12 from Oakland and Macomb County to reflect on the lessons of the Holocaust and to create a written or artistic response to the following quotation from Anne Frank’s diary:

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and make us strong again.”

June 6, 1944

Three winners from each of the following categories will be announced and honored at an award ceremony and gallery opening on May 17, 2018:

Painting | Drawing | Photography | Poetry | Fiction | Non-fiction

First place winners will receive $250, second place winners will receive $125, and third place winners will receive $75.

The teacher and school of each first place winner will each receive a $200 Amazon gift card.

To enter, please review the rules and guidelines and submit a completed entry form. Entries may be submitted between January 8 and April 9, 2018.

Check out last year’s winners and their work, and hear reflections from last year’s teachers and their students.

 

For additional information or other questions, please contact Aliza Tick at competition@holocaustcenter.org or 248-553-2400 x 141.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

January 22 / 7 pm
American Diplomacy and the Holocaust
Free Admission
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January 26 / 12:15 pm
International Holocaust Remembrance Day           Holocaust Survivor Presentation by Henry Friedman
Free with museum admission or membership
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February 4 / 2:30 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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February 12 / 7 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 12 / 7 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 18 / 2:30 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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