Eighteen Artifacts: A Story of Jewish Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
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Eighteen Artifacts: A Story of Jewish Atlanta


This exhibition explores the history of Jews in Atlanta through artifacts, images, and oral histories. 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. Jews played a role in every significant event in Atlanta's history, and in many cases Jewish men and women were instrumental in creating essential social, business, and educational organizations. By showcasing important artifacts representing major turning points in this story, we hope all who visit will leave with a sense of the significant ways the Jewish community has shaped the city of Atlanta. As visitors encounter these Eighteen Artifacts they are encouraged to consider and share their own connections to the selected people, places, or events of Atlanta Jewish history.

For more information on this museum exhibit, or any of our other meticulously-curated exhibits, including Holocaust artifacts and survival stories, please contact Susanne Katz at skatz@thebreman.org.



Interview with Eighteen Artifacts curator Timothy Frilingos and Bill Nigut, host of GPB's "Two Way Street"



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Accessing Our Collections

Within our archival holdings you can find thousands of manuscript and photograph collections, and hundreds of artifacts, textiles, and hundreds of oral histories. The archives utilize three industry standard collection catalog systems to describe our historic materials. We recommend searching all three while conducting research. To access our collection catalog, which contains our artifacts, textiles, photographs, and vertical files, please follow the "Access Our Catalog" button below. To access our finding aids, which act as guides to our manuscript collections, please follow the "Finding Aids" button below. To access our oral histories, please follow the "Oral Histories" button below.

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This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein, Presenting Sponsor, in memory of her father Paul Ginsberg z’l (1907-1974). 

Additional support provided by an Anonymous donor.

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