Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee

The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

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Today, more than 30 million people around the world have been displaced due to war and violence. Of that number, nearly 10 million refugees are children. Through this inspiring, hands-on journey, children ages 8-12, can explore what it means to be a refugee through the eyes of children who are forced to leave their homes and seek safety in a new land, as well as better understand their hardships and hope for a brighter future. The seven display areas of “Torn From Home” take visitors through the refugee child experience, from pre-refugee life through repatriation or resettlement: Home, Losing Home, Camp Registration, Refugee Camp, Medical Clinic, School and Going Home. Interactive multimedia kiosks, photographs and personal stories of young asylum seekers, provided by the UN refugee agency, aim to educate young visitors about human rights. Children can not only touch objects from an actual refugee camp, but they can also observe everyday activities there and hear voices of their peers from zones of man-made and natural disasters. Children can also pick up a jar of water and imagine carrying it home for miles every day, so their family can have drinking water.
  • Event Category Indoor Fun, Other Museums
  • Event Cost Under $20
    Included with admission: Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $8, Students $6, Children 3-6 $4, Children under 3 Free
  • Event Ages 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

1440 Spring Street NW (at 18th Street)
Atlanta, GA 30309

(678) 222-3700