“Welcome to the future of the preservation of memory.” —Chicago Tribune
Years from now, Holocaust Survivor stories will survive, thanks to groundbreaking three-dimensional technology Dimensions in Testimony, developed by USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony program in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum.
As seen on 60 Minutes, visitors can 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 respond to questions from the audience, inviting visitors to a personalized, one-on-one ‘conversation.’
The Museum is the first in the world to employ this technology in a permanent exhibition space.
To create this interactive experience, 13 Survivors from around the world agreed to go through a rigorous interviewing process. Each of the participating Survivors spent several days in a Los Angeles studio, answering over 2,000 questions about their Holocaust experiences before the unblinking gaze of 50-plus cameras.
Holographic Theater Schedule
Weekdays: every hour, on the hour, from 11 am – 4 pm
Weekends: every hour, on the hour, from 11 am – 4 pm with an additional showing at 10:15 am
February 3 – 28: Fritzie Fritzshall
March 1 – 31: Sam Harris
April 1 – 30: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Meet Virtual Survivors
Click here to read bios.