Members of the late W. A. Scott III family are joined by Alex Gross, a Holocaust survivor at a recent W. A. Scott III Memorial lecture on survivors of the Holocaust at the Auburn Ave. Research Library. Asa Gordon of the Douglass Inst., Washington, D.C.. lectured on the " Holocaust: The Encounter of African-American Liberators and Jewish Survivors at Buchenwald," proving with documents that W.A. Scott III(a member of the Black 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion), was a liberator of the Buchenwald Death Camp in 1945, along with his best friend, Sgt. Leon Bass.
From left with Alex Gross, a Buchenwald Camp survivor (2nd from left), are members of the late W. A. Scott III family, Mrs. Lucile McAllister Scott, mother; Mrs. Alexis S. Reeves, daughter, and Mrs. Marian Scott, widow. Gordon's lecture will be published in our Sunday edition.(Photo by Wendell Scott)
ATLANTA DAILY WORLD Sunday, March 26,1995
Presentation To Auburn Research Library
Mrs. Julie Hunter, Director of the Auburn Avenue Research Library, receives original documents from the W.A. Scott III Memorial Lecture on the "Holocaust: The Encounter of African-American Liberators and Jewish Survivors at Buchenwald," on Sunday, March 19, at AARL. Presenting the documents to Mrs. Hunter. left, Asa Gordon, president and founder of the Douglass Institute, Washington, D.C. see contents of Lecture on page 8 in this edition. (photo by Wendell Scott)