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William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta

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The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum is a museum in Atlanta dedicated to Jewish history, with special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust. The Breman, which opened in 1996, is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast, and it is located at the corner of 18th Street and Spring Street, across the street from the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Midtown. The museum is named for Atlanta businessman William Breman, a philanthropist active in the Jewish community of Atlanta.ExhibitionsThe museum has several exhibitions, permanent and traveling, which educate visitors about Jewish values, customs and traditions. Through multimedia works such as film, music, and visual arts, exhibits explore universal themes, such as personal responsibility, community building and cross-cultural understanding.The two permanent exhibitions are Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years and Creating Community: The Jews of Atlanta from 1845 to the Present.Past exhibitions have featured words and pictures by Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are" and an exploration of the Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950.Research & CollectionsAlso housed at the Breman Museum are the Cuba Archives and Genealogy center, documenting the history of Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. This particular collection has personal stories and historical memorabilia. The museum has an extensive exhibit pertaining to the struggles the Jewish people endured in Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Greece before, during, and after the Holocaust. Also featured are oral history interviews with Holocaust survivors.
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  • The museum provided a fascinating and detailed history of the Jewish community's presence in Atlanta. I learned so many things I didn't know before. The exhibit on the Holocaust was very sobering and ...  more »
  • We toured the Maurice Sendak exhibit and the Jewish exhibit. Took us about two hours. The set up was nicely displayed and there was plenty to keep the young ppl occupied. Even enjoyed the costumes. Up...  more »
  • It is an intense experience to see this museum! Reminds one that Mr Death wanted to kill all of the 11 million Jews then living in Europe. Europeans collaborated. When some of the survivors returned t...  more »
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  • It's GREAT. Very informative and helps to understand the suffering experienced during world war 2. This and "SUBVERTED NATION. NET" really ought to be VISITED MORE. Love it!!!
  • Informative, educational, and fun. The museum offers a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. It is about so much more than the holocaust. When I went they have a temporary exhibit about the impact of people of the Jewish heritage on comic books and superheros.
  • Very interesting, friendly staff.
  • Took my grandson to the Sendak exhibit, we both loved it. The Holocaust exhibit was a chance to introduce my eight years old grandson to his history. It made an impact on him and he wanted to know why, how, will it happen again, etc.
  • The Breman is a treasure to behold. Its fascinating exhibits, user-friendly environs and historical and cultural relevance offer the visitor an exceptional educational experience - one not easily forgotten.