Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, call 248.553.2400.


Sunday, March 18 / 2:30 pm
Sifting Through Ashes Special Exhibit Tour

Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Join us for a special docent-led tour of our exhibit Sifting Through Ashes.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Free with museum admission or membership
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP to 248.553.2400, ext. 110

Thursday, March 22 / 7:00 pm
Forced into Genocide:
Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army

Community Conversations with special guest speaker Adrienne Alexanian

Presenting a unique account of the Armenian genocide, the memoir Forced into Genocide was edited by Adrienne Alexanian from her father Yervant Edward Alexanian’s handwritten chronicles. As an Armenian conscript in the Turkish army, Yervant was an unwilling eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during WWI.

Adrienne Alexanian is an educator and recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Space is limited. RSVP required by March 20 to 248.553.2400, ext. 112 or rsvp@holocaustcenter.org
  • Light refreshments to follow
  • Free with admission or museum membership

Sunday, April 8 / 2:00 pm
Yom HaShoah

Annual Community-Wide Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

You are cordially invited to attend our annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration, to be held on Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 pm at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus. Yom HaShoah is presented in cooperation with C.H.A.I.M. (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Michigan), Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan, The Shaarit Haplaytah Organization, and the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a Service of Jewish Senoir Life.

This year’s commemoration will include complimentary valet parking. 

For more information contact: 248.553.2400, ext. 112 or hannah.iwrey@holocaustcenter.org.


Sunday, April 22 / 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm
The True Wartime Escape Exclusive Membership 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.
- A delicious dessert reception.
- A Leadership Circle Brunch at 11:30am for members at the $1,000+ levels. To increase your membership support, contact Beth Snider at 248.536.9603.