"Georgia's Response to the Holocaust" is an exhibit series inspired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2014 Days of Remembrance theme: “Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses.”
The exhibit series examines how individuals and organizations in Georgia responded during the Holocaust and how citizens and lawmakers recognize the important role Holocaust education plays in cultivating the ability to make good choices, develop strong character and promote engaged citizenship.
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.
Click here to learn about other panels in the series "Georgia's Response to the Holocaust." Single installments or the entire series are available for loan to schools and organizations.
- George Aigen – Born October 9, 1925, Brooklyn, New York: George was in the 1269th Combat Engineer Battalion, charged with the responsibility of building roads and destroying mines and bridges. He witnessed the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
- Frank L. Benson – Born January 2, 1919, Macon, Georgia; Died December 23, 2014, Loganville, Georgia: Frank was in the 17th Signal Battalion, responsible for establishing communication lines for the 1st Army as it advanced through all five campaigns across Europe. He witnessed the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp.
- Howard and Hilbert Margol – Born February 22, 1924, Jacksonville, Florida: Identical twin brother’s Howard and Hilbert (Hibby) were in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division. They liberated Dachau concentration camp.
- William A. Scott III – Born January 13, 1923, Johnson City, Tennessee; Died March 7, 1992, Atlanta Georgia: W.A. was a photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion. He witnessed and photographed the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp.
- John P. Yates – Born November 24, 1921, Griffin, Georgia: Georgia State Representative John Yates flew over 200 missions near or over enemy lines as a liaison pilot of a Piper Club airplane. He witnessed the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
Please click here to access additional materials such as videos, photos, maps, and primary documents.
Each installment is a single free-standing panel measuring 98" by 98".
Interested in book 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. Please be sure to review the current tour dates before submitting a request.
Booking requests must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to requested display date.
|Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 - Sandy Springs, GA||March 16 - May 4|
|Fort Gordon - Augusta, GA||May 12|