William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

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The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
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The Dr. Seuss exhibit at the Breman
William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum is located in Atlanta
William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum
Location within Atlanta
Established 1996 (1996)
Location 1440 Spring Street NW,
Atlanta, United States
Coordinates 33°47′38″N 84°23′19″W / 33.793955°N 84.388626°W / 33.793955; -84.388626Coordinates: 33°47′38″N 84°23′19″W / 33.793955°N 84.388626°W / 33.793955; -84.388626
Type Holocaust museum
Jewish Museum
Director Leslie Gordon
Curator Laurie Sedicino
Public transit access Logo of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.svg           Arts Center
Website www.thebreman.org

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (the Breman) is a cultural center in Atlanta dedicated to Jewish history, culture and arts with special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust. The Breman, which opened in 1996,[1] is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast,[2] 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.[2]


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 museum's permanent exhibition is Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945.[3]

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 & 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.


  1. ^ "About The Breman - The Breman Museum". Thebreman.org. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Laurel McCarty (June 2, 2006). "William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum". Georgiaencyclopedia.org. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Absence of Humanity Exhibit | The Breman Museum". www.thebreman.org.

External links

  • The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum official website
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
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