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Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

The Breman Museum is proud to offer free admission to the 2018 series, Bearing Witness through a generous grant from the Sara Giles Moore Foundation. In the 2018 season, The Breman Museum will be increasing the season from six to eight programs. 

The speakers, all Atlanta residents, 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 go on to build new lives.

"This really is what the series is about -- the 4Rs: resilience, resourcefulness, resistance and rescue that people who lived through the Holocaust needed to survive."It's one thing to read about the Holocaust in a book or see a movie. It's a completely different experience to hear someone tell you 'this is what happened to me.' It connects you with history. It's mesmerizing, and becoming rarer by the day."

"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.
Former Director of The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education

The Breman's Bearing Witness program is in its sixth year and has been building a loyal audience, according to Aaron Berger, executive director of The Breman. " A barrier for many to hear this live testimony from the Holocaust has been the price of admission," he said. A grant from the Sara Giles Moore Foundation allows everyone to hear these stories first-hand, and it's free. We hope students and young professionals will take advantage of this offering because it is vitally important their generation continues to share the stories once our witness generation is gone."

 

Spring 2018 Bearing Witness Schedule

January 14 HERSHEL GREENBLAT (Ukraine)
Born in the caves of Ukraine, Hershel Greenblat survived the Holocaust because of the resourcefulness and determination of his parents in evading the Nazis. As he states, “It is because of my parents’ unwavering will that we were able to survive the horrors of the Holocaust.” When the family settled in Atlanta, Hershel learned how to become an American as well as an active member of his southern community.

February 25 HENRY FRIEDMAN (Hungary)
A Holocaust survivor from Hungary, Henry was saved from a forced march by legendary Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He attributes his surviving a firing squad and countless atrocities to the protection of his grandmother's blessing.

March 18 TOSIA SCHNEIDER (Poland)
Tosia Schneider was born into a large and loving family in Poland. When the Nazis invaded Poland, her whole world changed. Her father was murdered. Her mother died of starvation and typhus. Her 17-year-old brother was shot and killed. At 15 as her family’s sole survivor, she had to find the strength to endure unspeakable horrors to fulfill her mother’s last wish – to tell the world her story.

April 15 YOM HASHOAH

April 22 MANUELA BORNSTEIN
Manuela and her family survived the Holocaust hiding in Vichy France. Her story honors the “conspiracy of goodness” that saved them -- from Parisian neighbors and friends to members of the Resistance, to the grace of villagers who never revealed their whereabouts despite great danger to themselves.

Fall 2018 Bearing Witness Schedule Coming Soon

 

 

Information for Bearing Witness Events

Guided tours of our Holocaust Gallery will be given at 12:00 PM. Speakers will tell their remarkable Holocaust stories 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 2018 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.

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