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Upcoming Programs and Events

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Dates and Times Vary Throughout October
Filming the Holocaust Classes

Film and Class Series with Professor Martin Shichtman

Join us as we examine the Holocaust through film documentaries and Hollywood movies. How do we justly give creative license through film to adequately represent the horror of the Holocaust? Where does an informational documentary transform to a fictional movie for the big screen? Should controversial films be used in teaching history? Presented in conjunction with the HMC's Filming the Camps from Hollywood to Nuremberg exhibit on display now through December 30, 2018.

Film & Class Schedule

All classes will take place at the Holocaust Memorial Center from 7:00 - 8:15 PM

  • October 8: 5:15 PM - Triumph of the Will
  • October 15: 5:15 PM - A Film Unfinished
  • October 22: 6:15 PM - Night and Fog
  • October 29: 5:15 PM - Paperclips

Registration: or call 248-205-2557. Tuition is $60.


Sunday, October 21 / 2:00 pm
Father Patrick Desbois
Book Talk at the Detroit Film Theatre
Author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets

Father Patrick Desbois has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. Father Desbois is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to identifying and commemorating the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions in Eastern Europe. His book, In Broad Daylight, documents mass killings in seven countries formerly part of the Soviet Union that were invaded by Nazi Germany.

- At the Detroit Film Theatre, located at the John R Entrance of the Detroit Institute of Arts
- Refreshments and book signing following talk
- Complimentary tickets will be available starting on September 20 at


Monday, October 22 / 7:00 pm
Filming the Camps Docent-Led Tour

Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Explore video footage shot by British, Soviet, and American soldiers as they discovered Nazi camps. These images were presented as human testimony and material evidence when the Allied forces of World War II formed an international tribunal to prosecute Nazi war crimes.

- Admission: Included with museum admission, free to members
- Space is limited: RSVP to Gail Cohen at 248.553.2400, ext. 110


 Sunday, November 11 / 5:30 p.m.
34th Anniversary Dinner
Honoring Elaine and Michael Serling with keynote speaker George Takei

George TakeiJoin us in celebration of our 34th anniversary at 5:30 pm on Sunday, November 11 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek (map) for an elegant evening honoring Elaine and Michael Serling. The evening will feature a strolling buffet and an inspiring presentation by George Takei, who was imprisoned in a Japanese American internment camp during WWII and who starred as Lieutenant Sulu on Star Trek!


 Elaine and Michael SerlingClick here to download the form for buying dinner tickets, placing an ad or making a gift. Names of all supporters of $720+ will be listed in an ad in the Detroit Jewish News. For additional information, please call 248.536.9601 or email