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REMEMBERING ELINOR BREMAN THE SECRET MAGAZINE OF TEREZIN INTERSTELLAR HOLOCAUST HONORS FAMILY STORY CONNECTIONS ELINOR ANGEL BREMAN 1 9 2 2 - 2 0 1 8
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THE SECRET MAGAZINE OF THE TEREZIN GHETTO 1942 - 1944
The Smithsonian hails Vedem Underground as one of the 10 “Don’t Miss…” new exhibits In 1942, a group of teenage boys set out to defy the Third Reich’s ban on free speech and undermine the propaganda machine behind the regime’s biggest hoax by launching what would become the longest-running underground magazine regularly produced by Nazi camp prisoners.
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Vedem, which means “In The Lead” in Czech, unflinchingly documented life within the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakian“show camp” that the Nazis designed specifically to create the false narrative that they were creating a good life for their captives and obscure their plans of mass extermination for the Jews.
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THE FIRST ISSUE OF the “At The Breman” magazine, featuring Bill Breman on the cover, was published on the occasion of the Breman Museum’s 20th anniversary in December 2016. It was a wish that Elinor Breman had expressed, to have an outstanding publication that would go beyond a typical newsletter, one that would mirror the quality and content of our growing museum. With Elinor’s recent passing, we will continue to honor her wish. Both a visionary and a practical supporter, Elinor knew herself and the causes she believed in. Her mind, always in motion, was fueled by uncommon passion and curiosity. She provided keen advice with astounding clarity and compassion, while trusting the leadership of the organization she so lovingly founded. She was proud of the accomplishments of The Breman and held great enthusiasm for the future. A few days ago, I came across a blog post by Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman titled “Memory Is Not About the Past. Memory Is About the Future.” The article, bringing in a cross section of religious, scientific and personal commentaries, made the case for remembering as an essential tool to better imagine the future. Rabbi Mitelman writes “Uniquely Jewish is the idea of memory as will. The question isn’t what has happened in the past — the question is how we decide to use the past to shape our future.” At The Breman Museum we ask that question every day. When teaching the lessons from the Holocaust to the thousands of students who come through our doors each year, we ask ourselves how can we help them take in these concepts and apply them to their own realities? When we invest in preserving the past through the Cuba Family Archives, we do so because those stories are our stories, and through them we learn more about ourselves and about our communities. We use them, as Rabbi Mitelman says, “to move toward the person we want to be and the world that we wish to build.” We have spent many months in this past year strategizing about the future of The Breman, building a plan to move toward the organization that we want to be, and the home that we wish to build for it. Carrying forth Elinor and Bill’s legacy will mean exactly that: looking back to spring forward. As we start this new chapter, we hope to continue to fuel your passion and curiosity, and give you reasons to engage with us every step of the way.
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A TRIBUTE TO
NEW ARCHIVE TREASURES
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THE FOUR “R”S
Photograph of Peter Philipp (1910-2013) playing the accordion. From the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the Breman Museum.
GHILA SANDERS Acting Executive Director SUSAN AQUINO Office Manager JILL COHEN Director of Development JEREMY KATZ Director of The Cuba Family Archives RACHEL KATZ Director of Membership & Visitor Services SUSANNE KATZ Director of Exhibitions MICHELLE LANGER Holocaust Speaker Coordinator RABBI JOE PRASS Interim Director of The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education JENNIFER REID Group Tour and Volunteer Manager LINDSAY RESNICK Archivist DAVID SCHENDOWICH Director of Marketing & Communications ISABEL SCHNEIDER Development Coordinator/Researcher LAURIE SEDICINO Curator ARIANA YANDELL Visitor Services Coordinator JULIE ZEFF Community Engagement Coordinator
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Jarvin Levison 1984 – 1988
A.J Robinson 1988 – 1990
Betty Jacobson 1990 – 1992
Margaret Weiller 1992 – 1994
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2018-2019 Elaine Alexander David Birnbrey Sheryl Blechner Judy Bauer Cohen J. Samuel Coolik Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein Karen Lansky Edlin Howard Fagin Rachel Finglass Elissa Fladdell Craig Frankel Immediate Past Chair Curt Friedberg Robin Friedrich Leslie Isenberg Evan Kananack Adam Koplan Lana Krebs Joslin LeBauer Hank Lewin Anita Lynn Cathy Papadopoulos Leanna Rinzler IJ Rosenberg Lori Shapiro Carla Silver Margie Stern
EMERITUS Miles Alexander Spring Asher Thomas J. Asher Lois A. Blonder Laura Dinerman Gail H. Evans Peter Fishman Carole B. Goldberg S. Jarvin Levison Valerie Needle Carol Nemo A.J. Robinson Jerry Rosenberg Marlene J. Schwartz Joyce Shlesinger Judith Taylor Norman Zoller
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Jarvin Levison 1994 – 1997
William A. Schwartz 1997 – 1999
Laura Z. Dinerman 1999 – 2002
Thomas J. Asher 2002 – 2004
Carole Goldberg 2005 – 2006
Valerie Needle 2006 – 2008
Tom Asher 2008 – 2009
Norman Zoller 2010 – 2011
Joyce Shlesinger and Spring Asher 2011 – 2013
Jerry Rosenberg 2014 – 2015
Craig Frankel 2015 – 2018
Lori Shapiro 2018 – Present
WELCOME! It is a privilege and an honor to take over the reins of The Breman as Board Chair. As I look back over the past year, I am amazed at the achievements of our team of staff members, volunteers and board members. As I look forward, I am excited by our vision, mission and plans for the future! LOOKING BACK … WE CAN CELEBRATE OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
LORI SHAPIRO NEW BOARD CHAIR
A huge thank you to the board, staff and volunteers of The Breman for all the hard work and dedication that helped make the 2017-2018 fiscal year a great success. The many accomplishments from this amazing team over the past year include: the provision of Holocaust education to thousands of school children; the introduction of Holocaust survivors who shared their stories with new audiences through the Bearing Witness program; the education of numerous teachers through our Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust; the opportunity for visitors to learn about Atlanta’s Jewish history through the Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours; the joyful celebrations of Jewish contributions to music achieved through the Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series; the cultural enrichment we fostered through our Lunchtime Culture series; and the fine exhibitions we mounted this year to supplement our Absence of Humanity and Eighteen Artifacts exhibitions. LOOKING FORWARD … WE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW SO WE CAN EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN AND INTERACT WITH OUR AUDIENCES! I am excited about our new strategic plan for 2018 -2023 that will help us achieve our mission of connecting people to Jewish history, arts and culture. The goals we seek to achieve through this plan include both continuing to fulfill The Breman’s historic role as the Southeast’s repository, caretaker and storyteller of Jewish history, which is as relevant today as it was 21 years ago when the museum was founded, and the expansion of our programs and audiences to include even more celebration of Jewish culture and arts. I look forward to seeing many of you here at The Breman and in our shared community as we work toward those goals and expand our programs and partnerships. Sincerely,
Lori J. Shapiro Board Chair
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Atlanta, GA,The first basketball team of the Jewish Progressive Club, Photograph Cira 1921. Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at The Breman Museum Photograph ca 1890. Eleanor Rosenfeld (Marx) is sitting in the front and Rosalind Rich (Rosenheim) is standing in the back (with the golf club in white). From the Rabbi David Marx Family Papers in the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the Breman Museum.
Serving Up Jewish History, Culture & Arts Georgia’s only Jewish museum opened over 20 years ago to connect diverse audiences to Jewish history, culture, and arts. The Breman Museum inspires mutual respect and understanding through innovative events, exhibitions, archives and Holocaust education. On permanent display is the exhibition Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years 1933-1945. Visitors are invited to explore new exhibitions in the Blonder Family Gallery, dedicated to Southern Jewish history, and the Schwartz Gallery, which hosts exhibitions connected to our core mission.
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Exhibition creators (left to right), Michael Murphy, Rina Taraseiskey, Danny King. Photograph provided by the Vedem Foundation.
VEDEM UNDERGROUND: THE SECRET MAGAZINE OF TEREZIN
a garrison town which the Nazis turned into a ghetto. Fifty boys lived in Home #1, which was originally a school turned into sleeping quarters for the camp. Terezin aimed its propaganda at having outsiders believe the occupants were well-treated. It is estimated, however, that 35,000 people died within its walls while 88,000 were transported to death camps elsewhere.
AN UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE created inside a Nazi concentration camp by incarcerated teenage boys is the subject of an exhibition opening soon at The Breman Museum. The resistance publication was titled Vedem, meaning â€œin the leadâ€? in Czech, and was in direct defiance of Third Reich curtailments on free speech. It included poems, satire, comics, drawings and prose, and managed to last from 1942 to 1944, making it the longest running underground magazine in a Nazi camp to be regularly produced by its prisoners.
The first 30 issues of Vedem employed the use of a pillaged typewriter until the ribbon dried up. Undeterred, the boys wrote the remaining editions by hand. A single copy was produced covertly each Friday night and circulated among the inmates with a system of hand signals to
The camp was located north of Prague in Terezin,
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Vedem Underground exhibition at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Photograph provided by the Vedem Foundation. Opposite page: Vedem Magazine (Detail). Photograph provided by the Vedem Foundation.
evade the guards. Surreptitious readings were arranged for all participants which “provided a rare forum for personal victory, truth, camaraderie and self-esteem,” according to the Vedem Foundation.
Holocaust, discovered a book about Vedem while researching the era, and her family history played a part in attracting her to the project. “My grandfather began a partisan resistance group while a prisoner of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during the War, and my grandmother was part of a group that protested against antisemitism after the war by going on a hunger strike.”
In case they were detected, the boys all assumed nicknames such as “Baked Glasses,” ”Critic with Pink Eye,” “Dynamo,” “Eyes and Ears of the World” and “War Correspondent” so as to conceal their true identities.
The exhibition Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin, opens at The Breman on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. It features art, articles, poetry and prose, from the 83 issues of Vedem, which amounted to 800 pages.
Exhibit curator Rina Taraseiskey, also Executive Director of the Foundation, appreciated the fact that the boys were rebels who refused to be victims. “They were also very talented, so I wanted to do whatever I could to get the story out,” she said. “I was blown away by the story and the fact that so few people knew about it. The more I looked into the subject and the boys who created the magazine, the better the story got.”
To avoid discovery, all those pages were buried four feet underground at Terezin by Sidney Taussig, the only contributor fortunate enough to stay behind while his comrades were sent off to Auschwitz and its gas chambers. The camp’s blacksmith was his
Taraseiskey, whose grandparents survived the
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father, who built Taussig a metal box in which to store the papers, along with more than 100 drawings by Vedem’s editor in chief, Petr Ginz. When the camp was liberated shortly afterwards by the Russians, Taussig unearthed the box and brought it with him to Prague, and the original papers are now at the Terezin Ghetto Museum. A high-quality facsimile of the entire magazine is part of the Vedem Underground exhibit and will be displayed at The Breman inside an artifact case.
turn into a museum exhibit while we were in the process of making the film,” she said. Her co-creator and partner in the project is writer and producer Danny King, who was particularly affected by the Poetry panel in the exhibit. “It conveys the gravity of the boys’ situation, with Hanus Hachenburg’s heartbreaking poem,” he said. King was inspired to learn about a group of boys who refused to merely accept their fate and instead fought back the best way they knew how — through words and art.
“The main challenge was giving a modern spin on a little-known piece of history that would resonate with young adults, especially with the preconceived notions a lot of people have about Holocaust-related history,” Taraseiskey said. “So we ended up deconstructing and reinterpreting Vedem as a modern-day magazine, complete with sections such as Masthead, Mission, Printing Press and Newsroom that are represented on the exhibit panels. It’s a pretty unconventional approach that can be a challenge to explain to prospective museums but it’s been an effective way to tell the story.”
“From a global perspective, anyone who’s concerned with what’s going on with current events, be it the news media being under fire, or government leadership being questioned, or families being separated, will find the exhibit chillingly relevant,” he said. “Frankly, the exhibit is more relevant than we expected it to be, or even wanted it to be, when we created it.” King continued, “We’re hoping our message has resonated loudly that young people should stand up and find their voice, especially in the face of adversity, if not persecution. If these boys were willing to do it - and they risked their lives to do it - we should all be motivated to do the same.”
Taraseiskey initially started producing a documentary about the boys which is scheduled for release next year, “but we figured out along the way that we had all this beautiful content that we could
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ADAM KOPLAN AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK dividing line in the early ‘60s,” Koplan told At The Breman. “It’s a fluid list but nonetheless there are a couple of scholars who have laid out some of the parameters of what the songs are and who the main composers are.”
THE MAN BEHIND MANY of The Breman’s recent performances of the Molly Blank Jewish Concert series is something of an expert on American songwriters of the 20th century. Adam Koplan, a director at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta and a museum board member, has been showing up on WABE’s City Lights radio show lately talking about the Great American Songbook and the men and women who made it happen. “We have spoken about the foundational composers of the Great American Songbook, which is essentially a canon of very popular songs written circa 1920, all the way up to an imaginary
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Richard Rogers, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Cole Porter are considered the six leading exponents of the genre, though many others chimed in. “My Funny Valentine,” “The Way You look Tonight,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” and “Anything Goes” are just some of the hundreds of famous songs on the list.
Curiously, Porter is the only songwriter who is not Jewish. “He keeps standing out as the only non-Jew in the gang,” Koplan said.
Reitzes said Koplan has a remarkable ability to provide history, context, and meaning for various aspects of the Songbook. “I treasure our conversations, and the way in which Adam illuminates this material for our listeners. I cannot emphasize enough the breadth and insight that Adam brings to the subject.”
“It is indeed an amazing number of Jewish songwriters who make up the Great American Songbook,” City Lights host Lois Reitzes said. “These composers were infusing elements of Jewish sounding melody into their songs – minor key, plaintive quality even in happy songs. It’s a fascinating reciprocity, I think. Here were Jews providing the soundtrack for American popular culture for several decades.”
Through a partnership with Theatrical Outfit, Koplan’s work with The Breman and the Molly Blank series has included Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, Baby, That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Leiber/Stoller Era, and most recently, The Way We Were which featured the music of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
Many of those songwriters were either immigrants or children of immigrants at the turn of the century who were eager to assimilate and demonstrate their identification as Americans. In David Lehman’s book, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, he writes that “in their lives and works, they were conducting a passionate romance with America.”
Will there be more of these? “It’s likely,” Koplan said. “We haven’t set the schedule for next year, but assuming the series continues in the way that it has I can’t imagine that we wouldn’t do another one. We’ve spent a lot of time with male composers. My hope is that we’ll get into some of the great female ones.”
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WHY BREMAN MEMBERSHIP MATTERS After Judy Bauer Cohen went to see a movie at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival earlier this year, she left with mixed feelings. And they weren’t about anything she saw on the screen. “I experienced conflicting emotions of inspiration and pride in my Jewish heritage while also feeling sad,” she wrote in a letter to the Atlanta Jewish Times. “Sadness, because for three weeks people attended the film festival, investing their time and money and extolling their Jewish heritage, but they have never visited, much less joined, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum – a hidden Atlanta treasure for the past 20 years.” Cohen is a native Atlantan who has been involved with The Breman for years. Her interest began when she donated family artifacts to the museum archive, and then volunteered to review some of its oral histories with Sandy Berman, who was the head archivist at the time. “My family goes back to the first Jews here in the city, and the museum has a lot of my family history in the 18 Artifacts exhibit,” Cohen said in a phone interview. “My great-great grandfather’s photo is in there, with a painting, and information is displayed.” She began giving tours of the museum. “Through that I became close with many survivors who spoke to the school groups, and that broadened my interest in The Breman. So I was a docent and then a board member and now I am the Membership Chair, trying to create an increase in membership and in dollars.” Why does Cohen think people should join the museum? “I almost think it’s an obligation. Because so many people are unaffiliated, there should be a connection to the Jewish community and The Breman is one of the ways to do that through its exhibits and programs. I just feel we need to be supportive of our institutions and expose Judaism to the wider community. And in the contentious times in which we live, we need a museum like this one to support. It’s more important than ever to understand how hate and bigotry can evolve into something even worse.”
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THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS WITH ATLANTA ARTISTS
STEVE STEINMAN RECYCLES, RESCUES, REMAKES AND RENEWS By Susanne Katz
RECYCLER Steve Steinman’s sculptures are circles crafted from metal he has recovered from landfills. The circle is his symbol for changing the cycle, warning that we are drowning in trash and becoming a disposable society. “Our society has issues today and one of the most urgent is recycling. We throw so much away and so there are enormous amounts of landfills,” he said. “My personal mission is to collect metals in these landfills to make sculptures.” Steinman was invited to join the Urban Catalyst Lab, a movement promoting sustainability and conscience to build urban resilience by partnering art with humanity and thus create a healthy environment. EDUCATOR WITH A JEWISH LEGACY Now retired, Steinman was Dean of the School of Art and Design at American InterContinental University for thirty-three years. He was born in Lakewood, New Jersey, which he describes as having a tremendous Jewish population; it is home to sixty-seven synagogues, and is a mecca for Orthodox Judaism. “As Jews, why have
we survived so long? Education is the answer. Our Judaism teaches us to reach out, educate, and break down our societal barriers,” he said. ARTIST Atlanta’s Buckhead MARTA station and Woodruff Park are public showcases for Steinman’s art, and additional works can be seen at Northside Hospital’s emergency room, Mason Murer Gallery and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Steinman enjoys shooting and printing digital street photography and these additional works can be seen in at his studio on Zonolite Road.
As a part of The Breman’s commitment to Jewish arts, the museum will be increasing its involvement with artists in Georgia and the Southeast, focusing on the variety of work they produce and aiming to expose it to a wider audience. The Breman is issuing an invitation for artists to get in touch for consideration in future publications, social media and projects. Contact email@example.com Susanne Katz is the Director of Exhibitions at The Breman Museum
WHAT’S NEW ON THE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE BY ISABEL SCHNEIDER
YEARS AGO, HOWARD FAGIN’S RABBI came up to him after services and said, “Howard, you are not doing enough for the Jewish community. How are you going to change that?” Decades later, it would be hard to find many people with a service record as extensive as Howard’s. The healthcare economics consultant and former Georgia Institute of Technology professor has been deeply involved with The Breman Museum and
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Temple Sinai, has held many prominent volunteer advisory positions across the Jewish community. In June, he began a fresh endeavor as the chair of the development committee of The Breman, and has already begun planning exciting new strategies for the coming years. The development committee will focus on ensuring stability for annual giving programs. This will include increasing the number of members giving at high levels, creating giving
societies, and developing corporate sponsorships. Unrestricted giving ensures that Breman programs diversify, exhibitions maintain high standards of excellence, archives continue to grow and process materials, and that the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education is able to reach broad audiences.
of importance. We are VITAL to this community. The Breman is the repository of our history – the only one of its kind. The Breman’s emphasis on history and culture ensures Jewish continuity. The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education is doing tremendous work to reduce prejudice and promote pluralism. As a big believer in L’Dor v’dor (from generation to generation) I am excited to be working with such enthusiastic Breman staff and lay leaders to guarantee a vibrant future for the Breman Museum.”
The committee will also focus on growing the endowment and legacy gift programs. Endowment funds are the key to financial strength in the future.
Howard Fagin is Chair of the Breman Development Committee. Isabel Schneider is Development Coordinator.
When asked why the Breman museum was important to the community, Howard said: “It isn’t just a question
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Astronaut Andrew Feustel honors Holocaust Remembrance Day from space. Moon Landscape drawing by Petr Ginz. Photograph supplied by NASA.
ASTRONAUT HONORS HOLOCAUST VICTIM ON REMEMBRANCE DAY BY ÖZGÜR NEVRES
Columbia’s fatal mission. Ramon’s mother and grandmother were Auschwitz survivors, and his grandfather and other family members died in Nazi death camps.
ASTRONAUT ANDREW FEUSTEL, currently aboard the International Space Station, published a photograph of himself on Twitter this past April holding a copy of the Moon Landscape drawing by Holocaust victim Petr Ginz in recognition of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The drawing was first flown into space by Ilan Ramon, NASA’s first Israeli astronaut. Ramon died on Feb. 1, 2003 in the Space Shuttle
Moon Landscape was created by Ginz while incarcerated in Terezin, Czechoslovakia, during World War II. His drawing depicts how Earth would look from the surface of the moon. He was fascinated by science fiction and inspired by his favorite author, the French
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novelist, poet, and playwright Jules Verne, to draw and write stories about a far off world he would never visit. Feustel wrote: “On Holocaust Remembrance Day I’d like to join people around the world who are commemorating those whose lives were lost. Petr Ginz, a Czech boy who perished at Auschwitz, brilliantly depicted how the Earth would look from the Moon in this illustration.” Each astronaut is allocated a small amount of cargo space during their missions for possessions of special significance. They frequently bring along pictures of loved ones and other mementos, and Feustel included the image among his personal items in memory of Ginz and Ramon. Ginz was interested in the sciences and yearned for knowledge. He often read from a camp library full of confiscated books to which he had access. Between the ages of 8 and 14 he wrote five novels: From Prague to China, The Wizard from Altai Mountains, Around the World in One Second, and A Visit from Prehistory. The books were written in the style of Jules Verne and illustrated with his own drawings.
Moon landscape pencil on paper, as painted by 14-year-old Jewish prisoner Petr Ginz (1928-1944) in Terezin Ghetto in 1942. He died in Auschwitz two years later. (photo credit: COLLECTION OF THE YAD VASHEM ART MUSEUM/JERUSALEM GIFT OF OTTO GINZ/HAIFA)
But those were horrible years. According to the antiJewish laws of the Third Reich, children from mixed marriages were to be deported to a concentration camp when they turned 14. Young Petr was taken to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in October 1942. He was then assigned to one of the last transports to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, where he died in the gas chambers at the age of 16. Özgür Nevres is based in Istanbul and writes about science at https://ourplnt.com
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Yom HaShoah 53rd Annual Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration at Greenwood Cemetery
EXHIBITIONS and PROGRAMS
Elinor and William Breman at the opening of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Musuem. June 23, 1996.
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A TRIBUTE ELINOR ANGEL BREMAN, matriarch and cofounder of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, died Wednesday, July 11 in Atlanta. She was 96. A real estate maven, a philanthropist, an arts enthusiast and an author, Elinor dedicated her life to gaining knowledge and experience, and to helping others. Born Elinor Angel in Chattanooga in 1922, she grew up in the Great Depression and yearned to be a journalist. An avid lover of the arts, she attended the Atlanta College of Art after moving to the city in 1940. She met her first husband, Herbert Rosenberg, at a famous cotillion ball, known as Ballyhoo, and married him when she was 18. Together they had three sons: Jerry, Philip, and John. Her interest in art led to forming her own art agency, representing the work of local artists. Through this work she met and befriended many artists of all types and participated in the wider art community of Atlanta. “We formed a little art agency, and we took the first two letters of both my names and called it the Elro Agency of Art,” she said in an interview archived at the Breman. “They just came in droves; I had about 38 artists in the various fields of painting, sculpture, even plants and murals.” Elinor also worked in real estate and eventually became one of Harry Norman’s most successful residential agents in the Buckhead area. She
was recognized by her peers from the Atlanta Board of Realtors with The Phoenix and The Top 20 in Sales awards respectively. She went on to publish two books, Roller Coaster Ride about her days selling property, and Best Friends, a children’s book about dogs that benefited the Atlanta Humane Society. At 71 she married community leader and benefactor William Breman, whom she met in the 1990s, and helped launch his eponymous museum in 1996, continuing her support and involvement after his death in 2000. “His legacy must be carried on,” she later told a reporter. The museum was their baby, she said. “As a proud parent, we wanted to see it succeed like you do your children.” Elinor continued his philanthropy and founded the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Fellowship, providing scholarship funds to young musicians needing a helping hand. She served on the boards of the Atlanta Symphony, the William Breman Jewish Home, the AntiDefamation League, the Breman Foundation and the museum itself, to which she donated a Steinway grand piano to ensure that music would always form part of its programming. A decades-long member of The Temple, Elinor had an unwavering commitment to right the wrongs in society, according to her family. “She was smart, sassy, and elegant,” said her friend Judi Pawliger in an online tribute. “She will be missed.”
NEW TREASURES IN THE ARCHIVES BY CAMERON MITCHELL
Late last year, The Breman Museum added two boxes of historic materials to the archives from the family of Gisela Meyer Spielberg. The documents primarily cover the topic of German reparations following World War II, as well as some unique artifacts that surprised us and greatly added to our collections. Among the many documents that capture conversations between German lawyers and members of the Meyer family on the theme of property damage and other issues related to reparation payments, a handful of documents and artifacts surfaced that caught our attention. These items include a set of diaries written by Heinrich Meyer while in the German Army during the First World War, an Iron Cross with accompanying certificate, and a note of release from a concentration camp dated Nov. 24, 1938. In an oral history recorded by The Breman, Spielberg recalls how her father, Henrich Meyer, fought in the First World War as part of the German cavalry in the Balkans. He was awarded the Iron Cross for his services in 1935. This Iron Cross clearly denoted Meyer as part of the protected class of Jewish Germans under Hitler’s Third Reich, those who were veterans of the First World War. This caveat did not stop Meyer from being arrested on Nov. 9, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht. In the same
oral history, Spielberg recounts how shortly after the destruction of Jewish shops and synagogues, Meyer was taken from home and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. He remained there for two weeks before being released with a warning to leave the country by March 15, 1939 or he would have to report to the SS. He narrowly escaped, flying out of Germany for England on that exact date. It is unclear why Meyer was released when most other detained men spent approximately six weeks at Sachsenhausen, but it could be related to his Iron Cross. A similar story is seen with Leo Kohn, whose Iron Cross is displayed currently in our Holocaust Gallery. Kohn was imprisoned shortly after Kristallnacht and released weeks later from Buchenwald concentration camp due to having his Iron Cross papers on him. Though there is no record of such a story for Meyer, it’s possible his Iron Cross bought him just enough time to escape to England where his family joined him in the following months. The museum is currently seeking German language experts to translate Heinrich Meyer’s handwritten diaries from the First World War. If you or someone you know is interested in the project, please contact Jeremy Katz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-870-1862. Cameron Mitchell is an Archives Intern at The Breman.
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Photograph. Henrich (Henry) Meyer (1914-1918) as a German soldier in World War I. With detail of his Iron Cross. From the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History
Photograph from Absence of Humanity:The Holocaust Years 1933-1945 exhibition at the Breman Museum showing a simulation of the Warsaw ghetto wall with young boy smuggler crawling out of the wall into the Holocaust Gallery.
CHOOSING HOPE: RESOURCEFULNESS BY RABBI JOSEPH PRASS
This is the second of four articles highlighting the Weinberg Center’s signature concept of the Four R’s: Jewish Rescue, Resourcefulness, Resistance and Resilience.
or time, Jews were able to be exceedingly resourceful in helping themselves and fellow Jews to make it through another day.
JEWS FACED CRITICAL CHOICES every day during the Holocaust that meant the difference between continuing to survive or perishing. In most cases, as the era progressed, the availability of food, shelter and clothing became increasingly scarce. To withstand these desperate times, they had to demonstrate incredible resourcefulness.
In the Warsaw ghetto, over 450,000 Jews were sealed in a one square-mile area for almost 18 months. It has been calculated the average daily nutrition for a person was around 186 calories. As a result of the horrible conditions, over 80,000 died, but what is more amazing is that over 370,000 Jews were able to survive all that time due to the resourcefulness of the ghetto’s inhabitants. Soup kitchens were organized to share the meager amounts of food, and though lacking adequate medical supplies, doctors and
The Breman’s education model teaches that Resourcefulness signifies the ability to act effectively and creatively, especially in a difficult situation. With almost no possessions, money AT THE BREMAN
nurses treated the ill with whatever means they had. Through the great creativity of the inhabitants of this overcrowded space, so many were able to survive the ghetto despite all the efforts of the Nazis.
The Jews tried to maintain their humanity, dignity and semblance of life even as they were pushed into ghettos across Europe. Here the demonstration of resourcefulness continued in other ways, as in how their children were entertained and nurtured. In many cities, even though Jews were barred from national schools, classrooms were set up to keep the children busy and educated. Tosia Schneider recounts one such effort by her mother, who in September 1941 established a small makeshift school in the city of Horodenka, Poland, when it became too dangerous for children to walk the streets.
In The Breman Museumâ€™s galleries there is another example of the resourcefulness of European Jews: a piece of luggage. As a young girl in Czernowitz, Romania, survivor Paula Neuman Gris recalls her mother assembling a small suitcase for their possessions and creating secret compartments in the sides in which to hide precious items.
Once the war was Usually given just over and having minutes to collect lost all they had, their valuables, the surviving these Jews had to Jews of Europe use their ingenuity needed to acquire to quickly pick everything from Photograph of suitcase with hidden departments used by Etke Neuman and her daughter Paula when they were items that could shelter and deported from Romania to the Transnistria hard labor camps in Ukraine, 1941. The suitcase is exhibited in the be both useful and clothing to papers Holocaust exhibition at the Breman Museum. have sentimental for immigration value, often selecting important documents and family and education in order to reestablish their lives or pictures. Whenever possible, assets such as jewels, emigrate to other countries. family heirlooms and anything that might be used to purchase assistance was hidden in these cases. From our tours and speakers to the exhibits in our gallery, The Breman Museum seeks to find stories of Eva Dukesz Friedlander often spoke of the light in the darkness of those times. By highlighting resourcefulness she had to adopt as she went into these examples of effective and creative acts, hiding in Nazi-occupied Budapest. After obtaining false especially in an extreme situation like the Holocaust, papers from the Underground, she and her mother we endeavor to shine a light on the untold stories of left their home on the Pest side of the city and fled resourcefulness. ďƒŹ to the Buda side, hoping to avoid recognition by old Rabbi Joseph Prass is the Interim Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust acquaintances. To further avoid detection, Eva altered Education at the Breman Museum. her appearance, creating a homemade dye by mixing coffee, rosemary and sage and then washing her blonde hair with it until she became a brunette. AT THE BREMAN
CONNECTING WITH YOUR FAMILY STORY FOR THE LAST 23 years, the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv has run a flagship program known as My Family Story that encapsulates personal histories of the younger generation, guiding students in exploring their family narratives and connecting them to the larger Jewish world, and expressing what they learn by creating a relevant art project. Now, The Breman Museum’s offshoot Curating Your Family Story (CYFS) adds a new dimension to the My Family Story program. Participants create a collective art project and narrative which will be shared with The Museum of the Jewish People. The program reaches out to affiliated and unaffiliated students and their families and all projects submitted, not just the winning ones, are AT THE BREMAN
put on display in a professional exhibition at The Breman at the end of the year, according to Julie Zeff, the museum’s Community Engagement Coordinator. “This special program is all about looking at your own family’s story and how it fits into the bigger context of the Jewish story that’s ever-changing and evolving around the world,” Zeff said. “It helps students not only connect with their family history but helps them realize they are creating the new Jewish story and narrative, today, in realtime. And, when they see their artifact on display in an official museum exhibition it helps them to see and feel that their story is important.” Shulamith Bahat, CEO of Beit Hatfutsot of
Art by Lenah Simon depicting her Family Story. “My family came together to the United States from all over the world. They had one thing in common despite their differences: they were all Jewish.”
America, said these signature programs help connect 10 to 15-year-olds “through a fun-filled, meaningful, personal, multi-generational and global Jewish heritage journey.” The result is an annual international competition to which each participating location submits two works of art. Winners are then invited to Israel as guests of Beit Hatfutsot to a celebration held usually in the middle of June.
“Each project expresses ideas and creativity unleashed as a result of the program, focusing on one or more core concepts: historical memory, Jewish values, Israel, Hebrew and Jewish languages, Jewish culture or a Jewish way of life. The story is always one of Jewish identity,” Bahat said. The Breman CYFS program was used as a pilot for developing the program that was subsequently run in other venues, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Stroum Jewish Community Center in Seattle, with more to come. The Maryland Jewish Museum in Baltimore also implemented the program, serving as a convener of a number of local schools.
Atlanta had its own winner in 2016, the first year of The Breman’s involvement. Noa Rudisch, now 12 years old, was one of the youngest finalists among 20,000 students from 160 institutions and 28 countries taking part. Rudisch made a short animated film with a timeline of her parents’ families stretching back to the late 1800s. It featured news of her mother’s relatives during the Holocaust and delved into her father’s complicated ancestry.
Bahat added, “Atlanta is really our success story, because it used CYFS in a very creative way to reach out to other institutions.”
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Holocaust survivor Bebe Forehand with ChopArt participant
WE ARE SURVIVORS! BY NINA RUBIN
THE BREMAN MUSEUM recently ran a week-long camp, From Generation to Generation, in partnership with ChopArt, a world-wide nonprofit that helps homeless youth, ages 10-18, express themselves through art. In Atlanta, ChopArt works with kids to build coping skills, self-esteem, and hope for the future. Atlanta’s ChopArt Founder and CEO, Malika Whitley, experienced homelessness from age 6 to age 16 and didn’t have a permanent home until becoming a freshman at Oglethorpe University. She seeks to broaden the horizons of homeless youth through programs like this one. “Our young women learned that they are not the only survivors. They spent a week at the Breman learning about the Holocaust and had several conversations about resilience with Holocaust survivor Bebe Forehand (Belgium). They discovered that Jewish people had also survived discrimination and near destruction,” Whitley said. Their personal and sometimes painful discussions with Bebe and with each other inspired their final art project, a ‘zine called Dear Black Girl. Through poetry, art and photography, it showcased their determination to find strength to climb mountains and to thrive as strong black women.
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LUNCHTIME CULTURE BRINGS ARTS TO MIDTOWN VENUES AN UNUSUAL COLLABORATION between four arts organizations in Midtown is yielding positive benefits for all of them. Lunchtime Culture, an initiative of The Breman Museum, combines two proximate sites with short, free presentations for local workers and residents on their lunch break. “We are taking turns in each other’s institutions but we’re representing something we would normally do on our own turf,” said Julie Zeff, Community Engagement Coordinator at The Breman. “It has to be a topic that’s related to both of us tangentially - a connection of some kind. It’s an opportunity for arts and culture
organizations in Midtown to come together and cross-pollinate, to bring a new audience to each of us,” she said. “Ideally it gets people away from their desks and out into the arts community. It gives them a chance to get a taste of something they might not usually go to, or enjoy something they love in a different light,” she added. The showcases begin at noon and typically last no more than 35 minutes, giving attendees time to explore the venue after the program or grab lunch at one of numerous eateries nearby. The Breman’s three partners in this endeavor are
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Fruit, at the Botanical Garden, with Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation Shearith Israel talking about its history. The Garden’s Public Programs Manager, Abby Gale, is also hoping to have a chef talk about the nutritional value of pomegranates and how to seed them easily. “A lot of people don’t know how to do that,” she said, adding, “The Breman is putting that one on.”
the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Alliance Theatre, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The latter has an active amphibian conservation program which its coordinator, Chelsea Thomas, introduced during a July 12th presentation called It’s Not Easy Being Green at the Puppetry Arts location. “Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets and, more specifically, Kermit the Frog) was actually a conservationist who was very passionate about the environment,” said Megan Montague, Museum Education Manager at The Center for Puppetry Arts, where much of the Muppets’ archive is kept. “He did a really great little movie, The Song of the Cloud Forest, about a frog who worried about becoming extinct and was reconnecting with his species, and so Chelsea talked about how frogs and conservation go hand in hand, and what we can do as a community to help that.”
Then in November, at the Alliance Theatre, actor and Center for Puppetry Arts puppeteer Jake Krakovsky will talk about the art of bringing puppets to life, Winn said, “and that’s something he’s well versed in because he teaches it at the Center. We have worked him with many times and we’re really excited to share his art with the people of Midtown.” The Puppetry Center’s Megan Montague added: “The whole idea of Lunchtime Culture is to show how the arts are connected in Midtown between all our partners in sometimes unexpected ways; also to encourage people who live and work in Midtown to not only know about the culture that’s here in their backyard but how they can participate.”
Coming next, on Sept. 13, 2018, is the Alliance Theatre’s Flying Through the Flowers: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Nature, presented at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tony-Award-winner David Catlin will discuss his current production of Shakespeare’s classic work. Michael Winn, the Alliance’s Audience Development Manager, said: “It’s an almost all local cast and there is a lot of physicality in the play, so he will give an overview of that and what the play is about. It’s an introduction to it.”
The Breman’s Acting Director, Ghila Sanders, looks forward to seeing Lunchtime Culture grow and expand beyond Midtown in the years to come. “In keeping with its name, we truly offer something for everyone’s taste,” she said. “Its purely collaborative spirit, demanding equal engagement from all the cultural organizations involved, produces a great series of events.”
Following that, in October, is The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular
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Jill Cohen, who joined The Breman Museum in April this year, is originally from Chicago but has been living and working in Atlanta most of her life. Cohen graduated from high school in Sandy Springs and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Tulane University as well as a Master of Science in finance from Georgia State University.
ATB: WHAT DOES YOUR POSITION ENTAIL? The museum has grown to a point where we needed to take fundraising to the next level. I want to ensure that the museum is able to become a cultural center of the highest standard, with engaging exhibitions and meaningful educational programs and outreach opportunities. To achieve this, we need to put in place sustainable fundraising models, continue to enhance our
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membership, and grow our base of legacy givers. ATB: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. I led the annual campaign at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) for almost sixteen years, where I learned and developed a passion for fundraising. That is what I bring to the museum. One of the great things about my job at The Breman is being able to work with so many of the same donors. I am honored to be part of this amazing Jewish community! ATB: SO YOU’RE NOT AFRAID TO ASK PEOPLE FOR FUNDS? No, and more importantly, I’m not afraid to ask people to support the good work that The Breman does. I’m proud to be part of a great team that promotes Holocaust education, preserves the archives, and brings world-class art and culture to Atlanta. ATB: WHAT DREW YOU TO THE BREMAN? I wanted to continue to make an impact in our community, and The Breman is filled with new challenges. Initially I was drawn to the museum because I was profoundly moved by the Bearing
Witness program, but every day I learn something new about the way The Breman inspires people. I’m excited to help support such great work.
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BEN WALKER: ISRAEL THEN & NOW BEN WALKER WAS ONLY in his mid-teens in 1951 when he first set foot in Israel, a country that was itself just three years old. As emigrants from war-torn Romania, Walker and his mother had endured and survived the atrocities of the German-Romanian alliance and the brutal loss of numerous relatives. For Walker, now 82, it was a difficult transition, and “a very rough beginning,” he said. “There were hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming in from all over the world, and especially those who came from North Africa and the Middle East - I was not used to their culture, seeing them walking around in what looked like pajamas.” Nor was he accustomed to living in a tent or queuing for water. “That was when we first arrived, in a boat. They take you to where all the immigrants gather and from there they decide AT THE BREMAN
your next step.” That turned out to be a kibbutz in the south near Gaza, which Walker decided he liked. “We went from bad to the best,” he said, calling the commune an ideal life for teenagers. What made it so good? “First of all you are with your own age group. Secondly, you work half a day in the fields, and half a day you study math, science, Hebrew, the Bible, history - just like in any school. That’s what made it special: you were able to produce something agriculturally and you also get an education.” It was far from being a regular school, though. Its students were displaced refugees who had yet to learn the local language, living in unusual circumstances in a country that was still figuring itself out.
What entertainment was there? “None,” he replied. “We made our own. I played the accordian, we learned some dancing, we did a very successful play and showed it to other villages. In fact, we even made some money out of it that paid for an excursion to Jerusalem, which we had not seen.”
“It’s amazing to me how fast the growth rate is,” he said. “It’s also sad because where there were once orange groves and peanuts growing, now you have high-rise condos.” Militarily, economically, and technologically, the country’s morale is strong, according to Walker, but he cited the Palestinian crisis and tension between Arabs in Israel and the ones outside, as well as between secular and religious factions, and between the Right and the Left.
Walker spent a total of five years in Israel, two and a half of them in the army, before moving to the United States, undergoing yet another stressful immigration. Was he homesick? “Of course. I missed Israel terribly. There was no one in my age group that I could communicate with. Once you learn the language everything is far better,” he said.
“As a tourist you don’t live with all that, but it’s there,” he said. He has little respect for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thinks corruption in his government is constant. “They keep re-electing him because he’s strong on defense. It doesn’t matter what the politics are,” he said. “If you’re not secure in your house, you elect someone who makes you feel safe. He also brought Israel from a socialistic economy to a very capitalistic one, and I think the gap between the rich and the poor is growing faster than in the US.”
Walker now makes return visits to Israel every three or four years. How does he feel about the place on its 70th birthday? “It’s another country, a different country,” he said. “You were nobody where I came from, a country that persecuted you, where they made fun of you - it was very antisemitic in Romania then you come to where you are the majority and see Jewish soldiers marching with rifles. I feel tremendous pride in the defense forces that can protect you.”
Ben Walker is a regular speaker at The Breman Museum.
But all the progress in Israel took Walker by surprise.
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A consulting firm based in Atlanta with strong ties to the nonprofit sector was retained by The Breman to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for the museum’s future. Theisen Consulting “has expertise in strategic and tactical planning, group facilitation and decision-making, board development and effectiveness, capitalization of nonprofit organizations, and organizational development,” according to its website. Founder and principal consultant Terri Theisen spoke to At The Breman about the plan and its deployment. ATB: WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO? THEISEN: We do strategic planning for nonprofits of all types. We also work with grantmaking foundations and academic institutions to develop a strategy that will guide their future direction. We are facilitators of planning processes and we are constructors of plans.
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ATB: WHAT PROCESS ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING WITH THE BREMAN? THEISEN: The strategic planning process at The Breman was completed in June. The Breman now has a strategic plan for the next five years (and beyond) that will serve as a roadmap to guide the organization to its next phase of growth and development. The planning process involved a wide variety of The Breman’s stakeholders, including donors, members, docents, volunteers, the board, and the staff, and included interviews and focus groups with community leaders and influencers who work with and care about The Breman. We also looked at a variety of comparable organizations - other Jewish museums and Jewish cultural institutions – to examine how they do their work and we used that information to facilitate the board and staff in their decision-making to develop the strategic plan. ATB: WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE PLAN? THEISEN: All strategic plans involve making choices and this one was no exception. The board and the staff used the data that we provided to them to make choices for The Breman’s future. We also planned for the future financial sustainability of The Breman to enable the full implementation of its important mission. The growth of The Breman’s audience is one of the most important elements of the plan. One of the key areas of focus for The Breman is to increase the size and loyalty of its audience and that means the number of visitors for exhibitions and performances as well as other cultural events. Another key area of focus is increasing the acquisition and utilization of The Breman’s archival material in research and exhibitions.
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FALL EVENTS AT THE BREMAN FALL IS FULL of happenings and events at The Breman. Take a look at what’s going on for the next few months:
Our popular Lunchtime Culture series continues with Flying Through the Flowers: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Nature, presented by the Alliance Theatre and taking place at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Director and Tony Award winner David Catlin will offer a half-hour introduction to his current Alliance production of Shakespeare’s classic play. Free. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 12 noon. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE September’s outing of our Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours takes in Westview Cemetery,
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one of the city’s oldest and largest. “Lives of the famous and the ordinary, young and old, are honored and remembered here,” according to its website. Historian Jeff Clemmons, now working on a book about the resting place of 100,000 people, tells its story. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 10 a.m. 1680 Westview Dr. SW
share the incredible story of a secret society of teenage boys who set out to defy the Third Reich and became the symbols of creative activism across the globe.
Speaking of resting places, Oakland Cemetery is the October site of Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours. Plenty of Atlanta’s eminent residents are buried here and with gardens, sculpture, and ancient trees, it looks and feels like nowhere else in town. Included is a visit to Oakland’s Jewish Grounds. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 10 a.m. 248 Oakland Ave. SE
Congregation Or VeShalom is celebrating 100 years since opening as a center for the Sephardic Jewish community of Atlanta, differentiating it from other synagogues in the city. Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours is stopping by for a visit. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, 10 a.m. 1681 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE The Alliance Theatre will host actor and Center for Puppetry Arts puppeteer Jake Krakovsky on the subject of Puppetry & Acting: Bringing Characters to Life in this month’s Lunchtime Culture presentation. Free. Thursday, Nov. 8, 12 noon. 1280 Peachtree St. NE
The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular Fruit is the next Lunchtime Culture excursion. This one, presented by The Breman, is at the Botanical Garden, with Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation Shearith Israel talking about the history of the versatile fruit from biblical times until now. There will be tasting, of course, and deseeding tips. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 12 noon. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE
The last Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour of the year goes to Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah, which serves people who are converting to Judaism, and “those from across the spectrum of observance seeking spirituality and education.” Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. 700-A Mount Vernon Hwy. NE
From Darkness to Light. Join Conductor Juan Ramirez and Cantor Lauren Adesnik as members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and EmanuEl Youth Choir perform a very special Vedeminspired Chanukah concert, From Darkness to Light. This concert highlights inspiring music from the Holocaust, melodic Sephardic tunes and uplifting Chanukah favorites. Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 - 2 p.m. – Breman Auditorium. $18 Tickets.
Vedem Underground “Members Only Opening Event”. Join us for an inspiring afternoon of tours, a special curator lecture and Q&A, zine making, and Israeli cuisine. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. All events are FREE and exclusive to all Breman Museum members. At 2 p.m. the curators of the Breman’s current exhibition, Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin, Rina Taraseiskey and Danny King,
Zine Making Workshop. Join us for an afternoon of zine making fun. Explore the history, purpose, and art of zine making. Make your own zine, inspired by the Vedem Underground exhibition.
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Open to all ages. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 Registration Required – Tickets $12 1-3 p.m. – Breman Auditorium
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Bearing Witness programs. Speakers to be announced.
A guided tour of our Holocaust Gallery will be given at 12:30 p.m. The presentations begin at 2 p.m. Free Parking is available at the museum (with free overflow parking available nearby) and seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early in order to secure your spot!
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Vedem Onstage! Join us at The Breman as teen actors from Atlanta’s Jewish day schools perform scenes from the Vedem-inspired play And A Child Shall Lead. A post-show dialogue with the cast and director Mira Hirsch will follow. Selfguided tour of gallery available before and after the performance. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 2 p.m. – Breman Auditorium. Tickets - $5 Per Person
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.
BEARING WITNESS EVENTS
The dates for the 2018 Bearing Witness events are as follows: September 30 - Murray Lynn (Hungary)
Murray Lynn was only 14 years old when he, his mother and three brothers were sent by cattle train to AuschwitzBirkenau. His mother and brothers were murdered upon their arrival, but Murray survived despite unbearable conditions, and a death march that lasted many weeks. As an orphaned teenager, he was sent to England, Ireland and ultimately America, where he began a new life.
October 21 - Helen Weingarten (Romania)
Helen was one of seven children. She entered Auschwitz as one of five sisters, but only four survived. Helen narrowly escaped death when the 500 women she was with were redirected from the entrance to the gas chambers and sent to Germany for slave labor.
November 11 - Henry Birnbrey (Germany)
Henry Birnbrey was brought to the United States on a special mission to rescue Jewish children. Years later, Henry would return to Germany as an American GI, serving with the forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy. He was among the first American eyewitnesses to the devastation of the Nazi concentration camps. What he saw would change his life forever.
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Bonnie Aronin Irene Aronin Lawrence Baker Susan Barnard Jane Bick Richard Binenfeld Janice Blumberg Richard Borth Shirley Brickman Betsy Brody Nancy Broudy Candace Cohen Judy Cohen Bonnie Cook Dominick Crea Trudy Davis Janet Dortch Margery Diamond Anita Eidex Howard Fagin Murray Friedman, zâ€?l Robin Friedrich Sara Ghitis Judie Goldman Doris Goldstein Eve Goldstein Paula Gris Beatrice Gruss Charles Hacker Guenther Hecht Ellen Herold Judy Horowitz Marc Huppert Charlotte Janis Monica Katz Marianna Kaufman Rosanne Kauss
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Joslin LeBauer Michael Lederman Alan Lippitt Monica Maher Elana Menkowitz LeyAnna Messick Shirley Michalove Daniel Oâ€™Lone Shirley Osterneck Judy Palmer Barbara Planer Ann Podber Joan Pressman Michael Rackstraw Lauren Rich Linda Richman Ron Rosen Esther Rosenfeld Ellen Schwartz Joan Schwartz Lori Shapiro Eileen Silberstein Carla Silver Leslie Spencer Gerald Starling Anita Stein Robin Sysler Rosalind Taranto Dede Thompson Renee Videlefsky Aviva Waitzman Helene Wallenstein Linda Weinroth Robert Wenger Leah Wolf Jennifer Yaffe Jeannette Zukor
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Liliane Baxter Eva Beldick Goldie Bertone Henry Birnbrey Manuela Bornstein Penina Bowman, zâ€?l Mariella Crea Miriam Fishkin Bebe Forehand Henry Friedman Norbert Friedman Henry Gallant Hershel Greenblat Paula Gris Ben Hiller Benjamin Hirsch, zâ€?l Marc Huppert Ann Klug Herbert Kohn Michael Lederman Stanley Lefco Elizabeth Lefkovits Tomas Lefkovits Henry Lewin Steven Low Murray Lynn Erna Martino Jennie Moret Sarah Popowski Robert Ratonyi Ilse Reiner George Rishfeld Tosia Schneider Eugen Schoenfeld Saba Silverman Betty Sunshine Mort Waitzman Ben Walker Helen Weingarten
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Judy and Robert Abraham Gary Alembik and Stephen Graves Ann and Herbert Alperin Marty and Richard Alterman Angelique Reed and David Anbari Dolores and Harold Arnovitz Eliot Arnovitz and Phyllis Kozarsky Irene Aronin Terri and Laurence Bagen Betsy and David Baker Norma Baker Suzanne and Lawrence Baker Susan and Brian Banner Henry Bauer and Mary Carole Cooney Sylvia Becker Janet Beerman Natalie and Matthew Bernstein Henry Birnbrey Karen and David Birnbrey Leslie and Marshall Bloom Janice Blumberg Elaine and Jerome Blumenthal Mona Blumenthal Miriam and Marvin Botnick Carole and Nicholas Brand Nancy and Jeffrey Brant Galit and Joseph Breman Kathy and Alan Bremer Harold Brody Nancy Broudy Norman Busch Sandy and Jay Coffsky Brenda and Stanley Daniels Jill and Ivan Diamond Harriet and Sam Draluck Karen and Andrew Edlin Viki and Paul Freeman David Friedman Frida Ghitis and Dr. Barbara Lopes-Cardozo Judith and Robert Golomb Bryan Golson and Michael Gross Marc Gottlieb Ann and Walter Grant Michal and Jack Hillman Gladys Hirsch Sylvia and Barry Hyman, President, The Hyman Foundation Sally and Philip Kaplan Rosthema and Paul Kastin Fred Katz and Helen Grysman Gabrielle Adler and Jeremy Katz Linda and Allan Katz Ruth and Sidney Katz Alison and Jeff Kaufman Ann and Michael Kay Janis and Harold Kirtz Barbara and William Klineman Kaye and Don Kole Elaine and Alan Kolodkin Nicole Citron and Adam Koplan Phyllis and Lewis Kravitz Debbie and Douglas Kuniansky Laurie and Jeffrey Kunkes Jeanney Kutner Sandybeck H. Lease Brenda Leder
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$90 FAMILY LEVEL Beverly and Stewart Aaron Barbara and Art Abbey Phyllis Abramson Eve and David Adler Rosalyn and Saul Adler Cookie and Fred Aftergut Janet and Julius Alembik Alli and Mitchell Allen Linda and Allen Altman Pamela Anthony Susan and Kurt Aquino Zoya and Jack Arbiser Cameron Argotsinger Dorita and Hal Arnold Phyllis and Joseph Arnold Janet Bernstein and Larry Auerbach Cherie and Gary Aviv Patricia and Jack Balser Susan and Jonathan Barry Deborah and Tom Bauer Lisa and Stephen Bauer Maxine Bauer and Richard Burt Liliane and Thomas Baxter Janice and David Baylinson Nathalie and Ken Beringer Barry Berlin and Martha Popowski-Berlin Susan and Steven Berman Shirley and Gary Bernes Linda and Stanley Bernknopf Diane and Marvin Bernstein Naomi and Richard Binenfeld Linda and Peter Birnbaum Joanne and Eddie Birnbrey Sheila and Allan Bleich Joyce and Donald Block Cheryl and Myron Bloom Barbara and Leonard Bock Adrienne and Tim Boyer Melitta Brandt Linda and Joshua Brener Perla and Miles Brett Susan and Jeffrey Brickman Helaine and David Brill Hallie and Corey Brinn Joan and Donald Brown Judith Brown Lucinda Bunnen, The Lubo Fund Jane and Scott Butler Ariel Calliste Stephanie Carter Pat and Frank Cervasio Mary and Carlile Chambers Clarissa Chaudoin Julie and Jerry Chautin Linda and Fyodor Cherniavsky Katherine and Ezra Cohen Shirley Cohen Stanley Cohen Miriam and Stephen Cole Mariella and Dominick Crea Rachel Crumbley Dr. Harvey Danits and Gail Cohn Linda and Eugene Davidson Davie and James Davis Trudy and Marvin Davis Lise and Sig Dayan
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$65 INDIVIDUAL LEVEL Barbara Abend Ann Abrams Lawrence Abrams Fran Ackerman Edna Adler Rhona Albright Elinor Arlook Norman Asher David Bader Sharon Bailey Merrily Baird Claire Balser Susan Barnard Mark Bauman Rabbi Peter Berg Susan Berkowitz Judy Bernath
Arnold Berry Jane Bick Anna Blumenthal Manuela Bornstein Richard Borth Lisa Boyarsky-Trotti Judy Bozarth Henry Brent Betsy Brody Mark Van Brooks Nell Brownstein Phyllis Busch Nikki Canter Sandra Caplan Diana Clark Russell Clayton Jeff Clemmons Burton R. Cohen Candace Cohen Jane Cohen Judy G. Cohen Phyllis M. Cohen Yvonne Cohen Eugene Cohn Shelley Coleman Bonnie Feig Cook Sandra Cuttler Claire Dâ€™Agostino Margery Diamond Suzanne Dinur Sarah Duwell Sandy Edelman Mark P. Ellis Adele Epstein Eileen Epstein Cynthia Farber Carole Feinberg Susan Feinberg Robert Feldman Rosi Fiedotin Myra Fineman Judy Finkel Marianne Fixelle Cheryl Fletcher Caren Fox Renee Franco Sherry Frank Fayne L. Frankel Milton Freedman, MD Rochelle Friedman Shirley Friedman Arlene Gaber Marcia Ganz Barbara Glazer Elizabeth Goldberg Arleen Golden Bernard Goldstein Freda Goodman Rebecca Grapevine Barbara Greenstein Mitchell Grey Paula N. Gris Beatrice Gruss Lisa Beth Gunthorp Billie Guthman Theodora Haber Charles Hacker
Richard Halpern Nancy Hamburger Rafael Harpaz Elaine Harris Toni Headen Phyllis Herman Janet Hinerfeld June Hirsch Paul Hirsch Esta Jean Hirsh Phyllis Hoffman Marjorie Holland Mary Hollowell Linda Holly Toby Holzer Judy Horowitz Jacquelyn Garson Howard Melissa Hyatt Nancy Isenberg Katherine Jacobs Cathy Jacobson Cheryl Jacoby Rolene Jaffe Charlotte Janis Susan Jay Rochelle Jaye Joelle Kalfon Anna Kaminer Gwen Kaminsky Alice Kaplan Pauline Kaplan Ronald Kaplan Fay Kaufman Gus B. Kaufman, Jr. Barbara Kay Katherine Kennedy Sandy Kesler Emily Kisber Barbara Klaus Rita Klee Linda Klein Katie Kloder Ann Klug Anne Koenig Deena Ann Koniver Chip Koplin Farideh Kramer Dena Krupinsky Judy Kuniansky Arthur M. Kurtz Jean Lawson Rabbi Bradley Levenberg Liane Levetan Balfoura Levine Elizabeth Levine Susan Levine Rita LeVine Ruth Levison Miriam Strickman Levitas Randi Levy Myrtle Lewin Diane Loewenstein-Mulvey Jean Lowe Wendy Ludwig Monica Maher Maggie Marlowe Rita Spiegel Marokko
Dan Maslia Bernice Maw Billie Mears Jacqueline Metzel Rachel Miller Susan Moray Patricia Muller Beverly Nash Shari Neumann Terry Ney Fran Norflus Reina Nuernberger Julia Ogletree Deborah Osterneck-Citron Sandra Palay Gary Palgon Dick Parker Rebecca F. Patel Laura Patterson Deborah Payne Peggy Perling Marlene Perlman Judi Polacek Susan Pollack JoAnn Poston Joan Pressman Marilyn Prevor Lynne Rabinowitz Ducie Rachelson Kristina Rackstraw Lesley Radov Jo Ann Rau Esther Rawn Ilse Reiner Susan G. Renas Nancy Robinson Marcia Robkin Debbie Rodkin Anta Romm Estelle Rosenberg Esther Rosenfeld Marjorie Rosing Sheila Rotter Carol Rubin Evelyn Sacks Ralph Sacks Alice Sanders Teddi Sanford Su Schaer Barbara Schneider Claire M. Schwartz Joan Schwartz Ruth Schwartz Susanne Segall Janet Selig Jack Shenk Claudia Shorr Suzanne Shull Robert Shuster Betty Ann Shusterman Lorraine Siegel Richard Siegel Eileen Silberstein Harriet Simmons Gloria Smiley Barbara Smith Bonnie Smith
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Barbara Snow Moshe Sokol Kaethe Solomon Morris Soriano Gail Spielman Iris Stein Jack Steinberg John Steinheimer Sarabel Stemer Margie Stern Tom Sternberg Berylann Strada Robin Sysler Shirley Tauber-Nguyen Maj. Larry Taylor Naomi Taylor Deborah Teitsman Paul Teplis Clarice Theisen Eileen Thomas Jody Thompson Susan Throne Robin Torch Amy Trotz Madeline Urken Michael Vaughn Joan Vitner Ben Walker Helene Wallenstein Jill Warbington Ruthanne Warnick Marilyn Wasserman Joye Watson Lillian Weber Irma Weiner Milton Weinman Nancy Weissmann Greg Weitz Nancy R. Wells Linda Wener Naomi Wenstein Deanne Whitlock Carol Wien Claire Wilson Alan Wind Jennifer Yaffe Leona Young Linda Zatlin Sydney Ziff Joan Zion
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