Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, call 248.553.2400.

 

Sunday, February 26 / 1:30 pm
Anne Frank Remembered

Documentary Film and Discussion

Jon Blair wrote, directed and produced this documentary featuring Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close and Miep Gies (the woman who hid Anne Frank), which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. Blair was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for his contribution to film. She made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, one of the UK’s highest awards. Come see this memorable film, hear about Jon Blair’s unique experiences, and enjoy refreshments with friends.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Free with museum admission or membership
  • RSVP by February 23 to 248.553.2400, ext. 112 or RSVP@holocaustcenter.org. Space is limited.
 
 
 

March 5 / 2:00 pm
Greater Farmington Film Festival
Film: The Last Laugh

Is the Holocaust funny? Director Ferne Pearlstein (Sumo East and West, Imelda) doesn’t shy away from the taboo topic of humor, delving deep into pop-culture to find out where to draw the line, and whether that is a desirable—or even possible—goal.

The Last Laugh pairs clips from films, performances, and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders (including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Abraham Foxman, and Shalom Auslander) with an intimate portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone, and rare archival footage of cabarets in concentration camps. From this wealth of material, Pearlstein weaves together a complete and thoughtful exploration into the question of what is and is not off-limits in comedy. The answers are as diverse as the subjects she interviews. There is no consensus on which jokes work and which don't, and the film doesn’t take a stance; instead, it invites you to think, to laugh, and to remember, all the while keeping its levity.

  • Tickets are $6 and are available at www.gffilmfest.com or at the door on the day of the film.
  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center
 
 
 

Monday, March 6 / 7:00 pm
Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit
Tour
Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Join us for a special docent-led tour of our newest exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today.

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

Sunday, March 19 / 1:30 & 7 pm
Sounds of the Sephardic Sea
Exclusive Member Event

Sounds of the Sephardic Sea featuring songs, stories, and sweets from the Mediterrean Coast. 

Members will enjoy a multimedia presentation by international-award winning Ladino (Judeo Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste, weaving stories from her family roots in Spain and Greece together with song. Using sound clips, videos and live music, Aroeste will demonstrate the Sephardic Ladino music culture that survived the Holocaust and is being revitalized today. The event will include a reception with traditional Greek desserts.

To RSVP or become a member, please call 248.553.2400, ext. 129 or RSVP@holocaustcenter.org.

 
 
 

Monday, April 3 / 7:00 pm
Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit
Tour
Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Join us for a special docent-led tour of our newest exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today.

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

Sunday, April 9 / 1:30 pm
Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit
Tour - SOLD OUT
Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Join us for a special docent-led tour of our newest exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today. Following the tour you will hear a presentation from a Holocaust survivor.

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