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Resources on Southern Jewish History

The Breman Museum is committed to preserving and nurturing the proud history of Jewish life in the Southeastern United States through our exhibitions, history resources, archival holdings, and educational offerings. Our Cuba Family Archives house the largest repository for Jewish archival material in the region and have an ongoing oral history initiative geared towards preserving the memories and experiences of our eldest generations. The links below will take you to some of our resources on Southern Jewish History, and if you don't find the information you need we encourage you to Ask the Archivist about your research topic or general search for knowledge on Jewish history in America.


BBC Documentary - The Story of the Jews PBS Documentary - The People vs. Leo Frank

Leo Frank 

Leo Frank Case Timeline City growth and the Leo Frank Case
Post Leo Frank Case Timeline Quotes from the Leo Frank Case
Segregation and the Leo Frank Case Suffrage and the Leo Frank Case
Child Labor and the Leo Frank Case Child Labor Photograph
Introductory Lesson to the Leo Frank Case Outline of Leo Frank Case Offerings

Recommended Reading 

Title Author
Strangers within the Gate City Steven Hertzberg
The Leo Frank Case Leonard Dinnerstein
Dixie Diaspora Mark Bauman

The Provincials Eli Evans
Shalom Y’all  Vicki Fox, Bill Aron, and Alfred Uhry
Jews in the Civil War 
Jonathan Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn
Jewish Confederates  Robert Rosen
Judah P. Benjamin Eli Evans  
The Temple Bombing  Melissa Fay Greene  
And the Dead Shall Rise 
Steve Oney  
Coming of Age: The Atlanta Jewish Federation Max C. Gettinger  
The Temple: 120 Years  Janice Rothschild Blumberg  
A History of Jews in Atlanta: To Life
Eric Goldstein  

New Historic Jewish Atlanta App!


Explore Frances Bunzl Oral History!


Oral history with Frances Bunzl is now available online alongside hundreds of other interviews in our new advanced oral history catalog!

Frances Bunzl oral history


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Established in 1984, our Archives collects and preserves the Jewish history of the southeast.


The Breman is home to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia and, quite possibly, the answers to all your Jewish genealogy needs.


The Estroff Reference Library at The Breman Museum houses an extensive collection of both primary and secondary sources related to Southern Jewish History and Holocaust Education

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