Beginning at 2 p.m., at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, the event will raise funds for the construction of a WWII Veterans Memorial to be constructed at the center. Tickets for the event start at $25 and must be purchased by June 16. Sponsorship, benefactor and patron packages also are available.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with WWII veterans and hear their stories. Soviet partisan and WWII veteran Yakov Sigal and American WWII veteran Albert Zack are the featured speakers who will discuss stories of survival and fighting against the Nazis.
Additionally, attendees can submit the names, wartime photos and memorabilia for the WWII veteran in their family to be displayed at the memorial. Renderings of the proposed memorial also will be on display.
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and Detroit Association of Jewish WWII Veterans from Former USSR are among the other contributing organizations.
For further information, or to RSVP, contact Gail Cohen at 248-553-2400, ext. 10.
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It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best, rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open and free society.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.