From 2-4 p.m. at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Kühne will discuss why the Holocaust perpetrators did what they did, what made them become mass murderers, how they could live with their deeds and misdeeds and how their friends, families, judges, the media and academia dealt with them. The event is free to the general public.
Trained in Germany, Kühne received his PhD. from the University of Tübingen in 1992 and moved to the U.S. in 2003. His research focuses on the social and cultural history of the Holocaust and the Third Reich. He is currently the Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Professor of History at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
This program is being made possible by the support of the Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Guy Stern Endowment Fund, Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit Jewish News, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and Hillel of Metro Detroit.
The Holocaust Memorial Center is open Sunday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.); and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (last admission at 1:30 p.m.). The museum is closed on Saturday and public holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students and $5 for children.
About the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
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.
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.