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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
LOCAL NEWS -
Visitor Study Shows
HMC Has Great Impact
Dr. Jacob Hurwitz
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Holocaust; about 75 percent of
the survivors, grandchildren of
survivors, and those who lost , a
relative in the Holocaust; and
60 percent of the children of-
survivors. ', • .
A moderate or greater in-
crease in their knowledge of
Jewish history was cited . by;
three qu'arters of every age
group except the 21-39 year olds
-- 60 percent of them noted
such an increase; two-thirds of
the Jews, three-quarters of the
Protestants and four-fifths of the
Catholics and four-fifths of the
survivors, three-quarters of
those with no personal involve-
ment in the Holocaust and by
v.one-half to two-thirds of the
children and grandchildren of
survivors as well as those who
lost a relative in the Holocaust.
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The Holocaust Memorial Cen-
ter attracted more than 100,000
visitors during its first year, the
- large majorityof them Chris-
• Dr. Jacob I. Hurwitz, professor Probes High Tech
emeritus at Wayne State Uni-
versity. and an evaluation spe-
cialist, volunteered to conduct a
survey to study visitor reactions.
The study involved 2,566 people
who visited the HMC from Oc
tober to December 1984, and
was aided by Rabbi. Charles
Goldman and Computer spe-
cialist Dr. Eric Sayenga.
The overall impact of the ex-
hibit was seen by two-thirds' of
the visitors as being greater
than they had expected. A mod-
erate or greater increase in
their understanding of the
Holocaust was reported by four.
out of five. A similar increase in
their knowledge of Jewish his-
tory as a result of their tour was
noted by two out of three vis-
A strengthening of their ten-
dency to guard against ' to-
talitarianism, emergence of a
hate-dominated leader, threats
to democracy in ples of war
and stereotyping as indicated ,
"Israel's High Tech Com-
by 75 percent to 90 percent of panies" will be the topic of the
first ever joint meeting of Metro
An overall impact greater Detroit Chapter of .the
than they, had' expected was re- AmericanzIsrael Chamber of
ported by: 60 percent in every
Commerce 'and the American
age group, from 12 through 60; 2echnion Society to be held at
three-fifths of the Jewish vis- the United Hebrew Schools on
itors and about two-thirds Pro-
Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Joel
testants and Citholk g - ; nearly
thme=quarters of . the Holocaust Bainerman, editorial staff
survivors; nearly two-thirds of member of the monthly Israel
the grandchildren of survivors, Economist, specializing in Is-
those who lost a relative in the rael's science-based enterprises
Holocaust and , those with no in the medical, electronic, com-
personal relationshiplo it; afid puter, bio-technology, communi-
nearly half of the children of catio.ns and pharmaceutical
• Bainerman will discuss the
The oldest visitors (60) and
the youngest (12-15) said prop- ' successes and failures of various
, ortionately most often that their companies, the role of govern-
understanding of the Holocaust ment, future trends, joint re-
had increased to a great or very search and development ven-
great extent; half the interven- tures with Israeli companies and
ing age groups noted the same new business and investment
opportunities in Israel.
increase. ' - •
A moderate or greater in- • The video tape: Technology in
crease in understanding was Israel will be shown.
The public is invited. There is
indicated by three-quarters of
charge. For information call ,
- the Jews and nine-tenths of the
American Israel Chamber,
Protestants and',Catholics; 83
percent' of thnoe wifh no •per- 661-1948; or the Technion, 559-
sonal involvimenit in the 5190. Se-
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