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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

  • May 13th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Preserving Holocaust History: Collecting Artifacts and Eyewitness Testimony

    Join fellow Georgians and others across the Southeast for a live digital program featuring representatives from the Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Documentation who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public our vast collection of record on the Holocaust. Learn how the Museum continues its acquisition efforts despite the pandemic and about a project that, in a race against time, collects eyewitness accounts abroad to expand what is known about Holocaust history.

  • May 17th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Sophie Scholl in Atlanta, America, and the World

    Nazi resistance fighter Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a member of the group The White Rose. She, her brother Hans, and other members of the group were executed on February 22nd, 1943, for treason after publishing multiple leaflets criticizing the Nazi regime at the University of Munich. She was 21 years old at the time of her death.

  • May 25th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Researching Jewish Families in America: Focus on Southern Jewish Resources

    Join us for "Researching Jewish Families in America," a special series of JewishGenTalks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians from around the country. The inaugural talk will focus on Southern Jewish Resources, and will feature repositories with collections about the Jews of South. The program is co-sponsored by the Southern Jewish Historical Society.

  • June 18th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Why We Went A Discussion on the June 18th, 1964 Sit-In

    Join us to relive a landmark moment in the history of our nation's civil rights struggle when 16 rabbis were arrested in St. Augustine, FL, in 1964 in support of Martin Luther King's request to Jewish leaders to help bring attention to the plight of black people in America.

  • September 19th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    CELEBRATE CHUTZPAH! Breman Museum's 25th Anniversary

    For over 25 years, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum has long been a part of the fabric of a vibrant midtown community. It has evolved from its early days as a museum dedicated to Jewish culture and heritage to what it has become today: the most respected Jewish history museum in the South. This September we are hosting an anniversary event to honor our past and celebrate our future! Join us as for this festive occasion which will be the first event of the Jewish New Year. Please mark your calendar now for the evening of Sunday, September 19, 2021. The event will include a tour of a powerful new exhibition entitled HISTORY WITH CHUTZPAH. The exhibition, steeped in passionate curatorial content, will reveal history once hidden in attics and filing cabinets. Guests will be invited to tour the newly installed exhibition followed by a dynamic, not to be missed evening of cocktails and cuisine ... entertainment and enlightenment.

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Southern Jewish Archives

Delve into our archives and explore the Jewish history of Atlanta and the South.
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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.

Virtual Exhibit 

A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer

Photography spanning decades of notable and important figures in the world of Jazz.

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While closed your generous support is needed more than ever before. Your gift will help sustain our beloved institution and support new, online programming that brings comfort and inspiration to our community. Together we will get through this. Thank You.

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