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Holocaust Memorial Center

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Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
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+1 248-553-2400
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 17:00
Fri 09:30 - 15:00
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The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local...

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local Holocaust survivors, with community support, founded the museum to teach about the senseless murder of millions, and why everyone must respect and stand up for the rights of others if the world is to prevent future discrimination, hate crime and genocide. As Michigan’s only Holocaust museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center annually touches the lives of more than 85,000 individuals, who leave the museum profoundly affected with a newly acquired sense of history, social responsibility and morality. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibits create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking its guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism, intolerance, bullying and prejudice.

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On Sunday, April 2nd, I had the sincere pleasure of visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center. An experience I will never forget. Accompanied with my 14 year old daughter, we made... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Sunday, April 2nd, I had the sincere pleasure of visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center. An experience I will never forget. Accompanied with my 14 year old daughter, we made our way to the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan. As I approached the entry to the building I look... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We also were there when one of the survivors told her personal story, which made it even more real. It was a very interesting afternoon.

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Thank SandyP0340
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial is a magnificent facility addressing important issues and bearing witness to abominable acts that should never be forgotten.

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Thank cstivale
Belleville, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum as part of a tour with a group of 80 teenagers. The docents and staff did a remarkable job of leading us through the museum and connecting the story of the Holocaust to our students. I wish we had more time to explore further. Highly recommended !

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Thank Tempesttost
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Unfortunately, I didn't realize how early they closed. You can spend quite a bit of time here. In addition to Holocaust information, they have a whole section on the history of the Jewish people. It's always nice to learn about different cultures and religions. The gift shop features books from local authors and survivors, as well as inspiring art. I... More 

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Thank Brittany D
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a very interesting place to visit . Took a couple of my grandchildren and they were totally engrossed in the experience . Will go again !

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Had a wonderful docent who was the son of a Holocaust survivor. His tour was informative, enlightening and a reminder to celebrate the good while keeping honor to those who perished. This should be a must-do for everyone but especially our middle schoolers and high schoolers. Why districts (Bloomfield) do not take students is perplexing. I planned my visit to... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place is just amazing... Hard to believe that all this really happened. The coolest part for me was seeing a tree growing from a sapling from the actual tree outside Anne Frank's window. You can spend an hour, or 3 or 4, depending on how much time you take to read all the plaques. A wonderful history lesson for... More 

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Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sure this center has lots of historic detail etc but when the security guard on the front desk is blatantly rude and thinks he is higher than other ethnic minorities, there is a problem with the recruitment from the center. Having visited the camps in Poland with no issues of their staff manners, I don't think I'm missing much... More 

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Thank HemachandraA
Management response:

I sincerely apologize for your experience with our front desk staff. We strive to provide the best visitor experience possible. If possible, would you please email me the details of your visit at social.media@holocaustcenter.org so we can look into the matter further? More 

Lewisville, Texas
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was a great experience of a tragic part of history. The guided tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable. They have exhibits and artifacts that make you feel like you are there. The train car with only 20 people in it for a few minutes was eye opening to say the least. It is a great place... More 

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