Library Archive

The ZEKELMAN Holocaust Center Library Archive

The Zekelman Holocaust Center Library Archive is a research, reference collection documenting the history, background, aftermath and impact of the Holocaust.  It is our mission to acquire, preserve and service materials in all formats for our museum and the community-at-large.


Due to Covid-19 safety measures, Library Archive hours are by appointment only.

For research appointments, questions, book or archive donations, please call Feiga Weiss at 248-553-2834 or email


The Library Archive is located on the second floor of The Holocaust Center to the right of the walkway.


  • A non-circulating research center open to the public free of charge.
  • The Library Archive is wheelchair accessible.
  • Reference librarians available.
  • Online Catalog
  • Photocopying available at $0.10 per page.
  • Tracing Holocaust Survivors and Victims
  • Donations of books, documents and memorabilia relating to the Holocaust and pre-WWII history are welcome.
  • Audiovisual documentaries may be viewed in the library. Duplicates are circulated exclusively to educators.

Subject Specialties

The collection specializes in the Holocaust, European Jewish history, and Judaica. Pursuant to these three general subjects are strong holdings in the following areas:

  • Medical Aspects
  • Memorial Books
  • Memorials and Museums
  • Music
  • National Socialism
  • Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Personal Narratives
  • Propaganda
  • Psychological Studies
  • Refugees
  • Registers
  • Relief Organizations
  • Rescue Efforts
  • Resistance
  • Revisionism
  • Righteous Gentiles
  • Second Generation
  • U.S. Role
  • War Crime Trials
  • WWII Aftermath