The “Witness to the Holocaust” exhibit is a photographic essay of WWII veteran, William "W.A." Alexander Scott III, who witnessed the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp through the lens of his camera.
Are you interested in hosting this exhibit?
- Please read the Borrower's Information Packet.
- Review the current tour schedule to ensure the exhibit is not already booked during the dates you would like to request.
- Once you have read and agree to the requirements listed in the packet, please submit a booking request. Please note that requests must be sent a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the preferred display date. Please be aware that the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is busiest from February through May. For requests during this season, we encourage you to submit your request two to three months in advance.
William Alexander Scott III, whose father founded one of the first black-owned daily newspaper in the 20th century – The Atlanta Daily World, grew up in Atlanta, attended Morehouse College, and later became the editor of the newspaper. He was also a tireless civil rights activist and WWII photojournalist. In addition to telling Scott's witness testimony, the exhibit also includes panels drawing parallel between the Jim Crow Laws and the 1880’s-1960’s implemented in the United States and the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935-1945 implemented in Germany and Nazi-controlled areas of Europe.
The exhibit is based on a permanent exhibit of the same name which is hosted at the Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 exhibit in Sandy Springs, Georgia. It was curated by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in 1997 and revised in 2012 for the traveling version.
The exhibit consists of 10 free-standing panels measuring 7’ by 2’6” each that must be arranged in chronological order according to the number on the reverse side of each panel.
Interested in booking this exhibit to display in your community? Please download the Borrower's Information Packet and review the requirements and guidelines.
Click here to submit a booking request.
Booking requests must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to requested display date.
There is no rental fee at this time for this exhibit. However, hosts are required to cover the travel expenses for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust staff member(s) for set-up and take-down of the exhibit unless other arrangements have been made. As travel expenses will vary depending on location, distance, and availability the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is unable to provide an estimate until booking negotiations begin with the host. The Borrower must pay the invoiced amount in full prior to the start date of the approved loan period.
No admission fee may be charged to the public to view the exhibit unless the Host has a standard admission in place at the facility.
All promotional materials will be provided by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust unless other arrangements are made. Any changes or edits must be approved by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust staff prior to public distribution.
A flyer, press release, and event page will be provided by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust upon receipt of the signed Loan Agreement.
The Borrower is responsible for any printing fees for promotional materials and exhibit brochures.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has compiled a classroom companion for the "Witness to the Holocaust" exhibit which includes student activities, an excerpted glossary of Holocaust terms, and a handout of William Alexander Scott III's full witness testimony. The PDF is availabe upon request.
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