Holocaust Memorial Center to host 2015 Kindertransport Association Conference

The Holocaust Memorial Center will host the 2015 Kindertransport Association Conference October 9-11.
 
Between the years of 1938-39, nearly 10,000 Jewish children were transported from Nazi-occupied Europe to Great Britain in what became known as the ‚ÄúKindertransport.‚ÄĚ The Holocaust Memorial Center is fortunate to count two ‚ÄúKinder‚ÄĚ as some of its most active supporters.
 
Kindertransport survivors, their children and grandchildren are invited to this inspiring conference as well as the general public. Attendees will have opportunities to meet Kindertransport survivors and their descendants, and tour the museum and archives which include a permanent exhibit of three Kindertransport Memory quilts commemorating the historic rescue and important Kindertransport artifacts.
 
The conference begins on Friday, October 9 with dinner, and ends Sunday, October 11 after lunch and a closing presentation. Registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and a free shuttle from the hotel to museum.
 
Tickets to a performance of Mona Golabek’s acclaimed play, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, at 2 p.m. October 11 at the nearby Berman Center for the Performing Arts, will be made available to attendees.
 
Registration is live at kindertransport.org/conference.aspx and special-rate lodging is available at the Westin Hotel Southfield Detroit. Please contact Rebecca Steiner at 248-536-9601 or ktaconference@gmail.com for additional information or questions.
 
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 65,000 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.