In recognition of Black History Month, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust explores ways in which African Americans were involved with and affected by the World War II and the Holocaust. 

Even while Black Americans suffered racial discrimination under Jim Crow laws in the United States in the 1930s and '40s, many assisted the war effort in segregated military units, and some were among the first liberators to enter Nazi concentration camps and document their horrors. These experiences informed the choices they made when they came home. We will explore the stories of two of these African American soldiers, one of whom was from Atlanta.  At home, African American icons used their talents to contribute to American pride during this time. 

Please join us for "American Witnesses: African Americans and the Holocaust," an original digital program, presented by GCH Executive Director and Holocaust Educator Sally Levine on Wednesday, February 17 at 5 pm ET. 

To receive a program link, RSVP to [email protected] specifying the program date.