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Helen Weingarten: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust
Jan 08 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Helen Weingarten: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

Helen Weingarten (Romania)

Helen was one of seven children. She entered Auschwitz as one of five sisters, but only four survived. Helen narrowly escaped death when the 500 women she was with were redirected from the entrance to the gas chambers and sent to Germany for slave labor.Experience Helen's incredible journey at The Breman's Bearing Witness, January 8, 2017.

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 and 1:00 PM Helen Weingarten will be telling her 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.

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