Holocaust Survivors Share Remarkable Stories at The Breman Museum The Breman Museum, Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education and community partner Eternal Life – Hemshech present Bearing Witness, an ongoing series of talks by Holocaust survivors. The series, which is free of charge, presents Holocaust testimony by survivors who are also Atlanta residents. Their words rise above hatred and retribution to speak about the strength and will that enabled them to survive.
“Bearing Witness is about the resilience that victims of the Holocaust used to transcend their experiences,” says Leslie Gordon, executive director of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. “These survivors are your neighbors. You will be surprised to hear their stories. It’s one thing to read about the Holocaust in a book or to see a movie. It’s a completely different experience to hear someone tell you ‘this happened to me.’ The stories are mesmerizing, and access to these speakers becomes rarer by the day.”
This is the 11th year that the Breman Museum is presenting Bearing Witness. Each year attendance increases attracting a broader audience representing Atlantans of all backgrounds. A barrier for some has been the price of admission. A generous grant from the Sara Giles Moore Foundation allows everyone to hear these stories first-hand at no cost. Everyone is invited to take advantage of this free offering because it is vitally important to share the stories as the witness generation is rapidly diminishing.
Bearing Witness Schedule, Fall 2019:
George Rishfeld (Poland) | Nov 17, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Murray Lynn (Hungary) | Dec 8, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Bearing Witness presentations begin promptly at 2 PM. Speakers present their story and answer questions from the audience, ending at approximately 3:30. A free guided group tour of the Holocaust Gallery at the Breman Museum begins at 12:30 prior to the Bearing Witness presentation. Free parking is available at the museum (with overflow parking available at The John Marshal Law School on 18th between W. Peachtree and Spring). Seating is limited; it is advised to arrive early to get a seat.
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