Library Announces Americans And The Holocaust Events

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Chattanooga Public Library announces a series of events that will accompany the Americans and the Holocaust travelling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association. The exhibit will be on display at the Downtown Library from Jan. 27 - Feb. 27, 2023.

Starting Dec. 1, the public can register for free tickets to all the special events featured during the exhibition at 

Events include a Scholars’ Panel, featuring leading academics from the region and moderated by City and County Historian Linda Moss Mines; a special presentation from Whitwell Middle School, which created the Holocaust monument Paper Clips Project; The Shoah Songbook, special performances of Holocaust-era music and songs by the Likht Ensemble and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra; and a special talk from Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein, accompanied by his wife Debbie Bornstein-Holinstat.

There will be an additional talk with Michael Bornstein exclusively for eighth-12th grade students and teachers, as well as special tours for classes.

CPL understands that the costs involved in renting school buses can be prohibitive for some schools, so ArtsBuild and Unum have both donated funds to help with transportation to the library for exhibit tours and for the Michael Bornstein presentation. For more information about tours and buses, contact the Chattanooga Public Library Foundation at

Americans and the Holocaust is co-presented locally by The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, with additional support from Lyndhurst Foundation, EPB, Truist, McGriff, CHI Memorial, Patten and Patten Investment Advisors, Southeastern Trust Company, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Hamico Inc., Herb Cohn, Amy and John Cohen and Helen Pregulman. CPL and the Foundation said they are deeply grateful for the support and commitment of these partners.

CPL is still looking for volunteer docents for the exhibition. Visit to find the registration link at the bottom of the page. 

Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is an educational initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association. To learn more about the exhibition, visit

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