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Witness to the Holocaust exhibit @ Headquarters.

THIS EXHIBIT IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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In partnership with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Georgia Public Library Service, the Coastal Plain Regional Library is proud to host a touring banner exhibit visiting public libraries statewide in an effort to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to promote public understanding of the history.

The exhibit, “Witness to the Holocaust,” will be on display at the Coastal Plain Regional Library, 2014 Chesnutt Ave., from April 1 (see note at top) through May 1. The exhibit highlights William Alexander Scott III, a World War II veteran and civil rights activist who served as a photographer in a segregated battalion of the United States Army. He witnessed and photographed the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. The exhibit also draws parallels between the 1860s-1960s Jim Crow Laws in the United States, and the 1935-1945 Nuremburg Race Laws implemented in Germany and Nazi controlled areas of Europe.

“The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and Georgia’s public libraries offer a wealth of local and regional history for Georgia residents. Partnering to ensure the Holocaust and World War II are not forgotten is a natural decision so we can share this important history widely across our communities,” said Sally N. Levine, Executive Director, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

The exhibit tour officially launched on March 28, 2022, and runs well into 2025 visiting a total of 88 public libraries across Georgia. Library staff will have access to educational materials and reading lists for all ages provided by the Commission allowing them to develop programs and help patrons explore the lives of those affected by the Holocaust as well as the massive toll it took on society as a whole.

“We are honored to host this third and final exhibit in the Holocaust Exhibits tour series at our library,” said Sandy Hester, Director, Coastal Plain Regional Library System.

The current tour is not the first time Georgia’s public libraries have hosted exhibits from the Commission. The last tour was in 2013 and it ran for several years visiting all parts of Georgia.

“Witness to the Holocaust” will be on display at the Coastal Plain Regional Library System Headquarters from April 1 (see note at top) to May 1, 2024. The library is located at 2014 Chesnutt Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794, and is open to the public Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, and will also be open Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Find out about other library updates and news on our website, cprl.org, or find us on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter).
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About Coastal Plain Regional Library System
Our shared mission: We strive to enrich lives by connecting patrons of all ages with valuable resources, innovative technology, and quality information. cprl.org
About the Georgia Public Library Service

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of our public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. georgialibraries.org #georgialibraries

About the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust strives to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and promote public understanding of the history. It ensures that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important part of the education of Georgia citizens. It encourages reflection upon the moral questions raised by this unprecedented event and the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
holocaust.georgia.gov
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