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Member Event!

The Journey that Saved Curious George
Sunday, April 22 at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

The True Wartime Escape Exclusive Member Event featuring author Louise Borden

Please join us for an Exclusive Event for Members at the Holocaust Memorial Center on April 22 featuring:

  • Our new exhibit The Journey that Saved Curious George, about the Jewish couple who created the beloved children’s character and their five-month odyssey through five countries to escape the Nazis.
  • A presentation by author Louise Borden, whose research and book about Margret and H.A. Rey’s amazing story inspired the exhibit.
  • Two performances, at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm (Please select one)
  • A delicious dessert reception.
  • A Leadership Circle Brunch at 11:30 am for members at the $1,000+ levels. To increase your membership support, contact Beth Snider at 248.536.9603.
  • The program and exhibit are for ages 12+

Event Generously Supported By:

Janice & Chris Billmeyer
Karolyn & Arie Leibovitz
Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation
PNC Foundation

This event is exclusive to members of the Holocaust Memorial Center.           CLICK HERE to become a member and join us on April 22.

RSVP required to 248.536.9605 or by April 17.


Sifting Through Ashes
Exhibit Opening

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

Arthur Berger, a retired senior official from the United States Department of State and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examined FDR and America’s reactions to the key pre-Holocaust events of the 1930s. Following this, artist Bruce Gendelman offered his insights into how the history of the Holocaust and its relevance today inform his work.

Check out the video below!


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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 or 248-553-2400 x 141.


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.

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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 >


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Museum Closure - April 22nd
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Upcoming Events

March 18 / 2:30 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 22 / 7 pm
Forced into Genocide
Free with museum admission or membership
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April 8 / 2 pm
Yom HaShoah
Community Commemoration

Free Admission
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April 11 / TBD
The True Wartime Escape
Exhibit Opening

More information coming soon >

April 22 / 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm
Membership Event
Free to HMC Members
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