Lest We Forget: 11 Million People Died In The Holocaust.

April 28, 2014

Holocaust Memorial Center photo by Joshua Nowicki

"Our goal is to make sure these stories do not die when the survivors do."

Stephen Goldman, Executive Director of the Holocaust Memorial Center.

April 28th is Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating those who died and those who survived the Nazi slaughter of six-million Jewish people in World War Two. Jews weren’t the only victims. Of the five-million other people murdered, thousands—mostly men—were gay. Their story is being told at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, where an exhibit on Nazi persecution of gay people ends May 4th. Steve Goldman is the executive director of the center. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller many who see the exhibit begin to understand how the Holocaust affected non-Jews. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about the Holocaust Memorial Center here.