Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
Farmington Hills, MI
“The tale of the Holocaust is one of epic proportions. It is a history not only of evil, although the evil is undeniable, but also of great courage, strength and righteousness.”
~ The Holocaust Memorial Center
At America's first free-standing Holocaust Memorial Center, The Holocaust Memorial Center and its surrounding Zekelman Family Campus (HMCZFC) commemorates the innocent victims of Nazism. Its driving ambition is to teach lessons about the past to ensure that they do not go repeated in the future. The dedication of Anne's tree sapling will serve as a memorial to her life and can be viewed as part of the Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree Exhibit and Garden, which opens on September 22, 2013.
Accompanying educational programs exploring Anne’s life and legacy are currently under development and will be ongoing. This includes a seventh-grade curriculum funded by the Jewish Women’s Foundation, which will be distributed during a teacher training in the Summer 2013 and through the HMC’s teacher networks and Detroit Jewish Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education. Coordinated community programs inspired from Anne Frank’s diary will engage the hearts and minds of young audiences through art (Tamarack Camps), music (Berkley School District, Hillel Day School), and journaling (Metropolitan Detroit Board of Jewish Educators).
Visit Anne’s Tree:
Join us for the dedication on Sunday September 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Volunteers of all ages are welcomed at Jewish Senior Life – Learn More
Teen volunteers are welcome at JARC – Learn More
Children and their families can work at Yad Ezra – Learn More
Invite a Holocaust Survivor to share his or her story with your group or class – Learn more by calling: 248.553.2400 x10