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Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

Apr 14 - Aug 11

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Absence of Humanity

The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945

This permanent exhibition presents the history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories of Atlanta area Holocaust Survivors.

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Eighteen Artifacts: A Story of Jewish Atlanta

The story of Jewish Atlanta began as it did in many other Southern towns, but its narrative would take dramatic turns as Atlanta became a stage for regional, national, and international events over the next 170 years.

Events

  • March 24th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Ben Walker (Romania)

    Ben was six years old when he and his family were ordered to report to the railroad station within four hours. He and his mother survived the Holocaust in conditions beyond description in Transnistria, in southern Ukraine. Following the war, he and his mother immigrated to Israel where he served in the Israeli army. Mr. Walker later moved to the United States, where he attended the University of Florida and Syracuse University before moving to Atlanta.

  • March 31st, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Jewish Genealogy Society of Georgia

    Daniel Horowitz Garcia will be presenting for this JGSG Meeting. Since 2014 Daniel has been the regional manager of StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps is a national media organization that helps people record, preserve, and share their life stories. He is a historian specializing in oral history. Before getting his Masters in History Daniel worked in the nonprofit field. He has 20 years' experience working on labor, environmental, criminal justice, and anti-poverty issues.

  • April 7th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    FROM THE TOP Hosted by Lara Downes

    From the Top is NPR’s hit radio show, airing on more than 220 stations nationwide. It is a weekly, hour-long showcase of America’s top young classical musicians, ages 8–18, featuring performances and interviews. Hailed by critics as “the best thing to happen to classical music since Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts,” this one-of-a-kind concert will revolve around the theme of Jewish Music and bring a family performance series to the Breman stage. The show will be guest hosted by one of the foremost pianists and iconoclasts of our time, Lara Downes.

  • April 14th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Opening Event: Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

    Curator and Magician David London will share Insights and observations from the process of developing the exhibition, as he traveled around the country searching for keys to Houdini's passion, vision and spirit. He will highlight aspects of the Houdini story, with a focus on Houdini's early life and Jewish heritage. Various themes of the exhibition will be punctuated with magic tricks from David's performance ""Houdini's Trunk"".

  • April 19th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    CLOSING EARLY for Passover

    The Breman Museum will be closing early for Passover. The Breman will be open to again on Monday, April 22nd for normal operating hours.

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FUN

Molly Blank Concert Series

Jewish Contributions to Music

RESEARCH

Search The Archives

Browse The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History

LEARN

Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education

The Lillian and A.J. Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education offers guided tours of our Holocaust Galleries as well as pre and post visit curriculum for educators.

EXPERIENCE

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours

History at its source.
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