// William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Menu
Search

Bearing Witness: Eugen Schoenfeld

Eugen Schoenfeld (Czechoslovakia): Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust
May 07 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Eugen Schoenfeld (Czechoslovakia): Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

Eugen Schoenfeld, Ph.D (Czechoslovakia)

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.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thebreman.org 

Day of Event:

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.

Other Events

  • August 24th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans' Home: Opening Event

    Enjoy exhibition tours and hear the stories you don't know in a conversation moderated by Dr. Catherine Lewis, exhibition curator featuring Dr. Caroline Light, author and historian, Henry Birnbrey, Beneficiary of Jewish Children's Services, Dr. Stephen Garber, son of Hebrew Orphans' Home resident, and Sherry Frank, parent of Jewish Educational Loan Fund recipients.

  • September 10th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Henry (Hank) Lewin: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

    Hank tells the story of his parents, Nora and Joel Lewin who were married in Kovno, Lithuania, and endured separation and several concentration camps to survive the Holocaust. He remembers Gideon, a brother he never knew who was killed in Auschwitz at the age of two.

  • September 15th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LunchTime Culture

    How can art and artifacts preserve history and tell stories?

  • September 17th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours - Westview Cemetery

    Explore one of Atlanta’s oldest cemeteries with local historian and author, Jeff Clemmons, who is currently writing a book on the history of the cemetery. Opened in 1884 with nearly six hundred acres of land, Westview was designed to be the premier cemetery of the Southeast.

The Breman Museum1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
© 2017 William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.     Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use

This website is supported by a generous gift from the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Family in honor of Elinor Rosenberg Breman.

Jewish Federation
Login