On Nov. 5, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills hosted its 33rd Anniversary Dinner at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, with nearly 1,200 people attending.
Nelson Hersh, an honoree with his wife, Susan, spoke passionately about the importance of Holocaust education. He volunteers in Poland each year where he hosts field trips to Auschwitz, and Susan volunteers locally at her temple and provides support to children with disabilities.
Keynote speaker journalist Ann Curry shared stories about her emotional experiences meeting genocide survivors around the world and the lasting impressions this has made on her.
The HMC also presented a new short film about its critical work. The film featured survivor Paula Marks Bolton, a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen when British soldiers liberated the concentration camp.
Dinner proceeds will support HMC’s public tours, programs and exhibitions, as well as education outreach provided to schools and community groups.