William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum
The Dr. Seuss exhibit at the Breman
|Location||1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, United States
|Public transit access||Arts Center|
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (the Breman) 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.
The 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.
Research & Collections
Also 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.