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Barney Frank Postpones Holocaust Memorial Center Appearance

The former Congressman suffered a fall that has left him unable to travel, but the event will go on as scheduled.

Former Congressman Barney Frank has postponed his Jan. 5 appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Center. Photo credit: wellesley.patch.com
Former Congressman Barney Frank has postponed his Jan. 5 appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Center. Photo credit: wellesley.patch.com
The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills announced Friday afternoon that former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has postponed his Sunday appearance at the museum, due to a recent fall that has left him unable to travel.

Congressman Frank was to be the keynote speaker at the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Center’s newest exhibit, “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945.”  The event will continue as planned at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and include refreshments for guests. 

Tickets purchased will be honored for Sunday as well as the rescheduled date. Refund requests can be made by contacting Lawrence Willim at 248-553-2400, ext. 24 or writing to lawrence.willim@holocaustcenter.org.

The exhibit, which will remain on display through May 4, chronicles the Nazi campaign against homosexuality that targeted more than one million German men who, the state asserted, carried a "degeneracy" that threatened the "disciplined masculinity" of Germany. Denounced as "antisocial parasites" and "enemies of the state," more than 100,000 men were arrested under a broadly interpreted law against homosexuality.

Learn more at holocaustcenter.org

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