Blog: liberation

2015 International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Georgia Capitol

January 27, 2015


Representative John Yates (R-Griffin) sponsored House Resolution 48 recognizing January 27, 2015, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Georgia Capitol. January 27th, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The date was designated in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

"Witness to the Holocaust" 2014 Library Tour

January 4, 2014

The Commission's exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust: WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III at Buchenwald” is touring the state of Georgia. The tour is presented in cooperation with the Georgia Public Library Service. The exhibit will visit 8 libraries across the state from January until July 2014. Admission is free at all locations.

Students decorate trunk in honor of Canadian liberators

December 12, 2013

In the fall of 2013, the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta partnered with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust to promote Holocaust remembrance and education. To recognize this partnership the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust asked students of Westside Middle School in Winder, Georgia, to decorate a special trunk as part of the statewide Holocaust Learning Trunk Project.

"Witness to the Holocaust" 2013 Library Tour

May 1, 2013

The Commission's exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust: WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III at Buchenwald” is touring the state of Georgia. The tour is presented in cooperation with the Georgia Public Library Service. The exhibit will visit 9 libraries across the state from May until November 2013. Admission is free at all locations.

New traveling exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust" launches

March 15, 2013

The Commission launched a new traveling exhibit, “Witness to the Holocaust: WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III at Buchenwald” at Sweetwater Middle School on March 14, 2013. The exhibit will be on display at the school until March 22, 2013. Alexis Scott spoke to students and faculty about her father's experiences as a photojournalist for the U.S. Army during World War II. Booking requests to host the exhibit can be submitted online.