“Welcome to the future of the preservation of memory.” —Chicago Tribune
Years from now, long after the last Holocaust Survivor has passed on, their stories will survive thanks to New Dimensions in Testimony, groundbreaking three-dimensional technology, developed by USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony program, in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum.
The Museum is the first in the world to employ this technology in a permanent exhibition space.
Meet virtual Holocaust Survivors at the Museum’s Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience holographic theater, where high-definition holographic interview recordings paired with voice recognition technology enables Survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and then respond to questions from the audience, inviting one-on-one ‘conversation.’
13 Survivors from around the world have been through the rigorous recording process. Each of the participating survivors spent several days in a Los Angeles studio answering upward of 2,000 questions about their Holocaust experiences, and related issues, before the unblinking gaze of 50-plus cameras.
Reservations recommended for the Survivor Stories Experience theater.
The Survivor Stories Experience Holographic Theater is gallery 1 of 4 galleries in the Take a Stand Center. Click here to learn more about the full Take a Stand Center.
We are upgrading our exhibit. The Survivor Stories Experience and the Take a Stand Center will be closed May 7-8.
WEEKDAYS & WEEKENDS (every hour 11 am – 4 pm), with additional screenings THURSDAYS at 5:30 pm and WEEKENDS at 10:15 am.
In honor of Holocaust Survivor Aaron Elster’s memory, we will be showing his hologram every day until May 12.
May 27 – June 2 Pinchas Gutter
June 3 – 9: Aaron Elster
June 10 – 16: Fritzie Fritzshall
June 17 – 23: Sam Harris
June 24 – 30: Pinchas Gutter
The theater will be closed May 7 – 8.
Meet Virtual Chicago-Area Survivors
Click here to read bios.