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Bearing Witness: Benjamin Hirsch

Benjamin Hirsch (Germany): Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust
Feb 19 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Benjamin Hirsch (Germany): Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

Benjamin Hirsch (Germany)

Ben was six years old when he witnessed the ravages of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, in his home town of Frankfurt am Main. Soon thereafter, he and four of his siblings were sent on a Kindertransport to France and then the United States and Atlanta. Benjamin will be speaking February 19, 2017 about his journey.

"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 Benjamin Hirsch 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.

NOTICE


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.

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