Bearing Witness: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story Comes to Life Through “The Memory Project” [Video]

An interactive exhibit of loss and connection comes to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.

“Sometimes when you tell a story through one person… it brings the viewer into the history in another way.”

Roz Jacobs, the Memory Project

The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills is hosting an exhibit that aims to explore family ties to the genocide. It’s called the Memory Project, a multimedia presentation that pairs film, the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, and painted portraits to tell a story that is both universal and deeply personal. The directors of the Memory Project are artist Roz Jacobs and filmmaker Laurie Weisman. They spoke with WDET’s Eli Newman about painting Jacobs’ uncle Kalman and his role in the production.


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    Eli Newman is a Reporter/Producer for 101.9 WDET, covering breaking news, politics and community affairs. His favorite Motown track is “It’s The Same Old Song” by the Four Tops.