Holocaust Memorial Center - Farmington Hills, MI
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N 42° 30.168 W 083° 21.514
17T E 306209 N 4708299
Quick Description: Not all war museums are all about tanks & howitzers...
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 1:07:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM55YA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
A memorial/museum for the victims and the survivors of one of the world's worst autrocities.

Opened in 2004, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, MI was the first free-standing institution dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust.

From their website:

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 Wall Street Journal, in a front-page article about our museum said in reference to the provocative nature of other Holocaust Museums that our museum “may be the most provocative museum of them all.” We are pleased that the architecture of this historic museum stirs the public consciousness of the unprecedented horrific crime of the Holocaust. Knowledge of the past is essential in order to avoid its repetition.

“The visit to the Holocaust Center changed our lives” is the most prevalent reaction following a visit to the HMC. Witnessing the horrors perpetrated by the most educated society in Europe brings the rude awakening that education, including religious education, is no barrier against hatred and violence. The education that one absorbs in the HMC veers one towards constructive social consciousness. By highlighting and disseminating knowledge of the acts of the righteous and their constructive consequences, the HMC serves as a powerful antidote and countervailing force to the hatred and evil forces of destruction. The most effective way of combating hatred and evil is to strengthen, enhance, and enlarge the legion of the righteous.

Just passing by this museum is enough to put a big lump in your throat, I can't imagine what it's like to go through the place. They did a great job with the exterior of the museum. You'll note how it was made to look like a concentration camp.

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Closed on Saturday

Open all year: Yes

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