Brutalized by Nazis, beaten and humiliated, Eugen survived the Holocaust in the notorious camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau. Yet after the war, when given the chance to kill one of the most brutal guards, he refused. What powers led Eugen to give up hostility to his enemies? The former Chair of the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University, Eugen will reflect on this question and other aspects of rebuilding life from the brink of destruction.
"We would like audiences to take away two things from our Bearing Witness programs. First, to take warning that the Holocaust was perpetrated by a country of culture and refinement in the heart of civilized Europe; and second, to marvel at the indomitable spirit of Holocaust survivors who have overcome unprecedented evil with strength, courage and enduring hope.
Liliane K. Baxter, Ph.D.
Director of The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education
This Holocaust oral history event in Atlanta is FREE.
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Guided tours of our Holocaust Gallery will be given at 12:00 PM. Eugen Schoenfeld will be telling his remarkable Holocaust story beginning at 2:00 PM.
Free Parking is available at the museum (with free overflow parking available at The John Marshal Law School on 18th between W. Peachtree and Spring) and seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early in order to secure your spot!
Free admission to the 2017 Bearing Witness Series is provided through a generous gift from The Sara Giles Moore Foundation.
This event is presented by the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman Museum and our community partner Eternal-Life Hemshech.
We have security measures to ensure your safety. You'll be greeted upon entry by one of our security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy hand-check of all bags, briefcases, purses, and containers. If possible please leave your bags at home or in the car.