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“Matches any Holocaust museum in its comprehensiveness and power”

The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum
Ranked #59 of 291 things to do in Atlanta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This museum of Jewish heritage and culture focuses on the experiences of Jews in Atlanta.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Matches any Holocaust museum in its comprehensiveness and power”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

We've been to many Holocaust museums and were deeply impressed that in a relatively small space, they could teach so much, so well. Part of the effectiveness was the intermixing of the exhibition text with video narrative from local survivors. The survivors were each articulate and brave, giving their personal accounts of the horrors of the war. We spent several hours and could have spent several more. This is a museum that could teach a lot to the newcomer and also to people who are very familiar with the period of history.

Docents were also available and friendly. This must be a real asset to the Atlanta community for teaching purposes.

Visited December 2011
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Annandale, Virginia
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196 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Must see for Jewish visitors and natives”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Wonder about the Jewish history in this area? This place answers that question and many more. Nicely laid out and free. Even non-Jews would find it interesting.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“LOOKS LIKE AFORTRESS”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

tried to enter the site but wired gates unfriendly access cand lack of reception or information boot prevent one from getting into this museum.this is not the way to greet visitors

Visited July 2011
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Toronto
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192 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A Tour of History”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We saw a very interesting display of the Refugee Experience. This was set up for school groups especially, to relate the Jewish refugee to modern children or families in need today. Very hands on, with rooms set up to display the actual refugee camps in many lands and how this can be related to the young visitors.
A Holocaust display had many artifacts and related to some local Atlantic
citizens. Use of video and actual family pictures was very effective and moving.
This Museum also shows the history of Jewry in Atlanta.

Visited October 2011
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Cerritos, California
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Makes the Holocaust hard to forget”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

What a great small museum, packed with photos, memorabilia, & stories of those who survived and the unfortunate who did not. There are videos of local survivors who share their stories about what life was like before and after 1933 when their lives took a dramatic turn for the worse. There's also a room that has exhibits about Atlanta and its Jewish community. We were surprised how extensive the museum's collectionc are. We spent about 1-1/2 hrs. there and probably could have stayed longer. A must see. "If we don't learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it." A great field trip for school children.

Visited September 2011
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