Witnesses to Liberation

Are you interested in hosting this exhibit?

  1. Read the Borrower's Information Packet.
  2. Review the current tour schedule to ensure the exhibit is not already booked during the dates you would like to request.
  3. 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 4 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.

This installment of the series, “Witnesses to Liberation,” profiles six men who served the United States during World War II and witnessed the liberation of Nazi camps between January and May of 1945. 
  • 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". 

Please click here for panel set-up instructions.


Interested in book this exhibit to display in your community?

  1. Read the Borrower's Information Packet.
  2. Review the current tour schedule before submitting a request. 
  3. Submit a booking request. Booking requests must be submitted a minimum of 4 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.
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.

Promotional Materials

All promotional materials are provided by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust unless other arrangements are made.
All promotion must include the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust logo and website address.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust will include the location of and display duration for all exhibit hosts on www.holocaust.georgia.gov.
The borrower is responsible for any printing fees for promotional materials.

Current Tour Dates


Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 - Sandy Springs, GA March 16 - May 4
Fort Gordon - Augusta, GA May 12