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Exhibition Opening Program: “The Journey Back: A VR Experience”

January 20, 2022 | 7:00pm CST

On-Site & Virtual

The first-in-the-world virtual reality exhibition, The Journey Back, applies cutting-edge technology to engage visitors on a journey as they walk through concentration camps with Holocaust Survivors who experienced them. The exhibition is a global game-changer, revolutionizing the field of Holocaust memory through innovative technology and transportive storytelling with two award-winning films.

Both films – A Promise Kept and Don’t Forget Me – have received global recognition and awards from a variety of prestigious film festivals, including World Premiere at South by Southwest, Jury Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival, Winner of Best VR Storytelling at Cinequest Film and VR Festival, official selection at Vancouver International Film Festival, and many more.

Please join us for the exhibition’s public opening program as George Brent, Holocaust Survivor and star of Don’t Forget Me, Wojciech Soczewica, Director General of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, and Susan Abrams, CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum, discuss how technology and virtual reality transform Holocaust memory and education. Moderated by Kelley Szany, Vice President of Education & Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Reservations are required for both on-site and online options. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination & masks are required to attend on-site programs.


Non-Members: Museum Admission; Members: Free


Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free

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