Superheroes combine outer strength with internal goodness, like a pewter cannonball filled with sweet nougat. Get to the melty core of these modern icons with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two tickets for admission to The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, including the ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938–1950 exhibit (up to a $24 value). Having traversed the country faster than a speeding bullet, this exhibit returns to its origins to showcase a stunning spread of vintage comic artifacts, memorabilia, and interactive displays exploring comic books as a cultural force. Tykes can step into a phone booth to don an assortment of superhero duds, suiting up to fight injustice and the tyranny of older brothers' noogies. Create your own crusader in the drawing studio, snag a free comic from the newsstand, or hang up your cape as you kick back and enjoy "Super Hero Cinema," a showcase of thrilling 1940s Hollywood movie serials and videotaped interviews with several leading artists and writers.
The exhibition "ZAP! BOW! PAM!" has yet to receive many online reviews, but Frommer's has featured the exhibition site, The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, and three Yelpers give the museum an average of 3.5 stars:
- This museum, the largest of its kind in the Southeast, offers a unique glimpse into Atlanta's history, exploring Jewish heritage with a special emphasis on the Atlanta Jewish experience. – Frommer's
- Overall I really enjoyed my visit here and I'd love to come back with my mom and experience it with her. – Caitlin S., Yelp
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
A celebrated humanitarian whose awards include the Abe Goldstein Humanitarian Award of the Anti-Defamation League, the late Bill Breman had already made countless contributions to his community by 1990. Yet one wish of his had still gone unfulfilled: creating a museum to preserve Atlanta's Jewish history and culture. So Breman donated a generous sum to the Atlanta Jewish Federation, kickstarting a six-year journey that culminated with the opening of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in 1996.
As its name suggests, the museum's exhibitions focus on the heritage and Holocaust experience of Atlanta's Jewish citizens through arts, history, and identity. Designed by survivor Ben Hirsch, Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933–1945 delves into the events, aftermath, and historical context of the Holocaust through photographs, personal memorabilia, and videotaped interviews with survivors living in Atlanta. In the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education, visitors can explore the universal themes of human dignity and diversity through the personal stories of Atlanta's Holocaust survivors. The museum is also home to the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, the largest repository of documents, photographs, artifacts, and oral histories pertaining to Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. Beyond the mainstay exhibits, special exhibitions feature topics ranging from mah jongg to the artwork of Maurice Sendak. The museum's events are constantly changing and eclectic, encompassing everything from film screenings to group discussions.