World War II Veteran

Remembers the Horror of the Holocaust

About the photo: Timed photo by William A. Scott, III (left) and Leon Bass during basic training at Camp McCain (Grenada, MS), spring of 1943 with 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion. Dr. Bass, a retired Philadelphia public school principal, has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 1968. Scott responded to a request in 1979 by Dr. Fred Crawford, an Emory University Professor in Atlanta, Georgia, that GI's who witnessed the death camps tell their stories. He has been speaking on the Holocaust to students, synagogues and church groups.

Both Bass and Scott participated in October of 1981 at a gathering of liberators and survivors at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. Bass was an official spokesperson during the 3-day event for the United States. Scott, along with John Blustrom were the two GI's representing the state of Georgia, Scott was also appointed to the 31 member Georgia Commission on the Holocaust by Gov. Joe Frank Harris in May 1986.

(Above photo taken with Scott's personal 21/4 x 31/4 miniature Speed Graphic.)


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