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Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust


Out of an abundance of caution and in respect for our speaker and patrons, the BEARING WITNESS program featuring Alfred Schneider Ph.D. scheduled for this Sunday (March 15th) is canceled and will be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

Those of you who have direct contact with persons you know were planning to come, please contact them in case they do not get this message. Watch our website and social media for updates. Thank You!


Bearing Witness, is a series that features Holocaust survivors, all Atlanta residents, who recall their experiences during the Holocaust. Their words rise above hatred and retribution to speak about the strength and will that enabled them to survive and to go on to build new lives. The Breman Museum is pleased to offer free admission to the Bearing Witness series through a generous grant from The Rich Foundation.

“The Bearing Witness series is about hearing the full and untold stories of Jewish survival during the Holocaust. Through the Breman lens of the 4Rs: resilience, resourcefulness, resistance and rescue, we see how people survived this dark period in history.

“Even as we teach about the horrors of the Holocaust, we want to shine a light on the strength of our survivors and their families who were able to live through this time,” says Rabbi Joseph Prass, Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. “It is through the first-hand recounting of our speakers that we learn the lessons of history so that we will never forget and never allow it to happen again.”

Rabbi Joe continues, “Through the generous grant from The Rich Foundation, the Bearing Witness series allows us to welcome a wide audience of new and returning visitors to the museum who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to hear a speaker first-hand. Because of this gift, we believe future generations will learn the vital lessons of history from those who witnessed it.”

Winter - Spring 2020 Bearing Witness Schedule

January 12, 2020 - Helen Weingarten

February 9, 2020 - Henry (Hank) Lewin

March 15, 2020 - Alfred Scheider, PhD



Information for Bearing Witness Events

Guided tours of our Holocaust Gallery will be given at 12:30 PM. Tours are capped at 75 persons in total, on a first-come, first served basis. While the tour is in session, the Holocaust Gallery will be closed from 12:30 – 2 PM.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:15 PM. Speakers will begin at 2:00 PM.

Free Parking is available at the museum (with free overflow parking available at The John Marshall 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 2018-2019 Bearing Witness Series is provided through a generous gift from The Rich Foundation.

This event is presented by The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman Museum and our community partner Eternal Life – Hemshech.

To view videos of previous Bearing Witness events, visit our Vimeo page.

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This permanent exhibition presents the events which led up to the Holocaust, the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II, and those events that took place in its wake.

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