Coming This February The Last Survivor Sunday February 6 1:30 p.m. Holocaust Memorial Center Auditorium The Last Survivor is a character-based, f

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Coming This February

The Last Survivor

Sunday February 6

1:30 p.m.

Holocaust Memorial Center Auditorium

The Last Survivor is a character-based, feature-length documentary that presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes, with a focus on awareness, prevention, activism and civic engagement.

Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities—the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo—The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past, in order to have lasting impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today.

The Last Survivor was shot on location in five countries on four continents and shows how such tragedies can happen anywhere. It also highlights how people can rebuild their lives after tragedy.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Director Michael Pertnoy.

This event is presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center, with support from the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets at regular museum admission charge. Call 248.553.2400, ext. 10 for details.

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guy stern

Fighting the Flames of Hate:

America's Reaction to the Nazis' Book Burning

The Holocaust Memorial Center
Docent Education Committee
is proud to present

Dr. Guy Stern

Sunday, February 13

10:15 a.m.

Dr. Guy Stern was born in Germany, where he witnessed many of the events leading up to the Holocaust. After arriving in the U.S. in 1937, he served in the U.S. Army's Intelligence Service, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant, and was a member of the elite group of soldiers that came to be known as the "Ritchie Boys."

A Professor Emeritus of German Studies at Wayne State University, Dr. Stern directs the Holocaust Museum's Harry & Wanda Zekelman International Institute of the Righteous.

RSVP to Gail Cohen, 248.553.2400, x10 or gail.cohen@holocaustcenter.org

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Warsaw Ghetto Exhibit

Now through March 13

A Day in the Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip in Hell, opened Sunday, December 12. This new exhibit features 85 still photographs taken by a Nazi Sergeant while wandering through the Warsaw Ghetto on his birthday, in November 1941. So disturbed by what he saw, he hid the photos for more than 40 years, before turning them over to Yad Vashem shortly before he died.

The photos are grouped in themes: street life, beggars, children, peddlers, the dead and burial. Passages from original diaries written by ghetto residents provide historical context. The photos depict the diversity of conditions--the sick and starving, newcomers still thriving, illegal schools, and people praying.

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, and The Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring.

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