"Witness to the Holocaust" exhibit at Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta

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Wed, 09/12/2018 (All day) to Tue, 10/16/2018 (All day)
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust's traveling exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust: WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III at Buchenwald" is on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta from September 12 until October 16, 2018.

Open to the Public · Free Admission

Library Hours

The exhibit is presented by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and Emory University.

William Alexander Scott III was a student at Morehouse College in 1943 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. During World War II, he served as a photographer and camoufleur in the S-2 (Intelligence Section) of the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion. In April 1945, Scott witnessed the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany through the lens of his camera.

Scott’s testimony about his experience draws parallels between the Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935 implemented in Germany and Nazi-controlled areas of Europe.