Letter: Capturing History

Letter: Capturing History

How nice to see the Breman being used in the way it was created to be (“Finding Family in the Breman Archives,” Nov. 4). Jane Leavey and Sandy Berman led the museum and archives through exhibits and, in a pioneering fashion, the collection of archival data from Atlanta and many other Southern locales.

It is wonderful that a descendant can find personal material of her grandfather that she did not know existed but that he had with great foresight deposited in the Breman for all to study and read. Breman archivist Jeremy Katz led with professional expertise this committed descendant to these precious recollections.

Meanwhile, the Moments in Time project (“Project Curates Magic Moments of Community,” Nov. 4) will save the actual expressions of Jewish Atlantans as they recall the community.

The pioneers in this field of recorded interviews were Professor Moshe Davis of the Hebrew University and Professor Dov Levin, a survivor from Kovno, Lithuania, and great-nephew of Shearith Israel Rabbi Tobias Geffen and Sara Hene Geffen. All their work of the past 50 years is being put online.

— Rabbi David Geffen, Jerusalem

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