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Upcoming Programs and Events

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Sunday, October 7 / 2:00 pm
A Fuller Life: The Story of a True American Maverick

Documentary Film & Discussion

Hollywood director Samuel Fuller helped liberate the Falkenau concentration camp as a young soldier in 1945. His filming of the liberation on his personal camera led to his 40‑year controversial career. A Fuller Life, directed by his daughter Samantha Fuller, recounts Samuel’s life through film clips, readings and tributes from his friends and admirers including James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Robert Carradine and Mark Hamill. Following the screening, Samantha Fuller will talk about her father and answer questions from the audience.

- $10 tickets, free to members, includes museum admission
- RSVP by October 2 to 248.536.9605 or https://tinyurl.com/FullerHMC
- Light refreshments to follow

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Sunday, October 14 / 2:30 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, October 14 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holocaust Denial and Vulgarization

Lecture with Dr. Michael Berenbaum at the University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dr. Michael Berenbaum, an Emmy-award winning producer and consultant—as well as, an editor, author, speaker and teacher—is one of America’s foremost Holocaust scholars. He is currently the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute for Holocaust Studies at American University and previously oversaw the creation of the United States Memorial Museum’s Research Institute, serving as project director from 1988-1993. He was also President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Archive. He now designs exhibits for Holocaust museums across the world.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at: https://michaelberenbaum.eventbrite.com

Kochoff Hall is located in the University Center (UC) located between the CASL building (CB) and the Mardigian Library (ML) and can be accessed via the Central Campus entrance. Free parking is located in lots E5, E6 and E7. Drop off area located on the north end of the UC. For directions to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, including a detailed map of campus, please visit: https://umdearborn.edu/about/visit-campus/maps-directions

Presented by The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, The University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, The Mardigian Library and The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus.

 
 
 

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 www.dia.org

 
 
 

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 dinner@holocaustcenter.org.