M. Alexis Scott
Born in Atlanta in 1949, M. Alexis Scott is a journalist whose family founded the
Atlanta Daily World in 1928. Scott’s father, William A. Scott III, served as an army
reconnaissance sergeant and photographer during World War II. In April 1945, he was
one of the first Allied soldiers to enter and photograph survivors of Buchenwald concentration
camp. President George H.W. Bush appointed him to the United States Holocaust Memorial
Council in 1991.
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Topics: The Great Depression, Kristallnacht, Military Training, Racism in the Military,
War in Europe, The Camps, Liberation, Postwar America, Remembering the Holocaust,