Ribbon cutting set for new Holocaust exhibit

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center's new exhibit on the Holocaust will be unveiled at a special ceremony Sunday Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.

Exhibit designers have enlarged and enhanced the original exhibit, adding a custom-produced video that tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of both survivors and the Soldiers who liberated them.

The exhibit will be dedicated to retired Colonel and Judge Aaron Cohn, who helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp at Ebensee, Austria, while serving with Gen. George Patton's Third Army in May 1945. Cohn died July 4, 2012 at the age of 96.

Col. Cohn's lifelong passion for preserving the legacy of his Jewish heritage was cemented by both the horror of what he saw at Ebensee and the remarkable human spirit of the survivors.

Among those attending the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 26 will be Col. Cohn's family and Consul Shahar Azani of the Consulate General of Israel office in New York City.

The museum will close at 1:30 p.m. on August 26. The ceremony is open to the public.

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