Participants of the uprising in the Sobibor death camp.

Tour Topics

Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years

Students can explore the issues and challenges of the Holocaust, the war within World War II that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent civilians. By addressing the roles of Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders and Rescuers, these docent-guided tours encourage students to consider the choices made by all who participated in this dark chapter in history, including the United States.

The full Holocaust Program is 2-1/2 hours long and includes a guided tour of The Breman's Holocaust gallery and a personal presentation by a speaker who is a Holocaust survivor or child of Holocaust survivors.

Audience 5th grade & above
Max. # of students 100
Duration of Tour 2-1/2 hours
Classroom Pre-Visit Material required
GPS Covered ELA 5-12 LSV1 and RC2, ELA 5-8 R1 and R2, ELA9RL1-2, ELA10RL1-3, ELAWLRL1-3, ELAWLRC1 and C3; SS5H6, SS6G8, SS6H5, SSWH15-18, SSWG6, SSUSH19.
QCC Standards Covered 9-12 World History 2, 23; 9-12 U.S. History 33

Tours for middle and high school students are guided by skilled museum educators in groups of 15 - 25 students to facilitate more intimate interaction. Students explore the issues and challenges of the Holocaust -- the war within World War II -- the systematic murder of six million Jews and five million other innocent civilians.

Particular focus is given to the ways in which individuals and nations responded to the crisis, our responsibilities to others, and the significance of human rights and social justice. Each group also has the unique privilege of meeting a survivor of the Holocaust, or a child of a Holocaust survivor, and hearing his/her personal story firsthand.

We advise that, for younger grades, teachers preview the exhibition and determine the preparedness of students for parts, or all, of the sensitive material. We honor requests by teachers and accompanying adults to limit tours to selected areas of the gallery.

PORTRAITS FROM THE HOLOCAUST

All students who tour the Holocaust gallery and hear a Holocaust survivor will receive a very special memento – a handsome illustrated booklet recounting the story they have just heard!

As part of our commitment to Holocaust education, the Breman is proud to offer students the opportunity not only to hear the personal testimony of a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or child of survivors, but also to play a vital role in ensuring that the story they have just heard will never be forgotten. We have created a booklet for each of our speakers featuring their personal Holocaust story and containing photographs from his/her private family collection.

In the coming years when there will be fewer eyewitnesses these booklets will become precious reminders of a terrible time that must never be forgotten and of the individual lives that were affected by hatred and intolerance.

We are asking each student to sign the booklet they receive, promising to remember and tell the story. In doing so, students will accept the important duty of carrying these unforgettable stories into the future.

 

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Rella Slomoan, recovering in the Guatin Sanitorium near Munich, Germany, 1945.

Rella Slomoan, recovering in the Guatin Sanitorium near Munich, Germany, 1945.

To hear a witness is to become a witness oneself. —Elie Wiesel

Creating Community: The Jews of Atlanta From 1845 to the Present

Through the experiences of Atlanta's Jews, students will explore the multicultural themes of immigration, community, identity and social responsibility.

Interactive Volunteer Museum Educator-guided tours encourage students to recognize the challenges that confronted one religious minority as the city of Atlanta grew, and the values that guided their solutions.

Audience 5th grade & above
Max. # of students 100
Duration of Tour 2-1/2 hours
Classroom Pre-Visit Material required
GPS Covered ELA 5-12 LSV1 and RC2, ELA 5-8 R1 and R2, ELA9RL1-2, ELA10RL1-3, ELAWLRL1-3, ELAWLRC1 and C3; SS5H6, SS6G8, SS6H5, SSWH15-18, SSWG6, SSUSH19.
QCC Standards Covered 9-12 World History 2, 23; 9-12 U.S. History 33

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Points, 1985, from Creating Community: The Jews of Atlanta from 1845 to the Present.

Silverman's Cigar Store in Little Five Points, 1985, from Creating Community: The Jews of Atlanta from 1845 to the Present.

In 1856 my brother Isaac started me in my business career as a foot peddler. After I was out a few miles in the country, I became homesick, for I was a stranger in a strange land, not knowing the English language. I had a good crying spell, but I found that did not help any, so I proceeded on my journey. —Autobiography of David Steinheimer, c.1900

Special Exhibition

Guided tours of Breman special exhibitions are available.

 

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