The Last Goodbye – A Virtual Reality Experience
September 16th, 2018 – January 31st, 2019
Pritzker Hall of Reflection
The Last Goodbye is an award-winning virtual reality experience that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Pinchas Gutter, the only member of his family of four to survive the Holocaust. The fully immersive experience enables visitors to virtually walk with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections of the camp, including the railway car, gas chamber, shower room, and barracks of Majdanek.
A volunteer will help to guide visitors through the 15 minute film and assist them with putting on the headset.
The experience was created by the USC Shoah Foundation and is debuting in four museums across America including the Illinois Holocaust Museum, The Florida Holocaust Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
The experience is located in the Pritzker Hall of Reflection, and accommodates 1 visitor every 20 minutes. The first experience each day is at 11AM and the last at 4:30PM except for 7:30PM on Thursdays. The exhibit ticket price is included in a general admission ticket but separate reservations are required. Please arrive at the Prtizker Hall of Reflection at least 15 minutes prior to start time.
This experience is sponsored by Eve and Richard Biller in memory of Maxine Simon and Edwin Geisenheimer.
“The Last Goodbye”
Testimony by PINCHAS GUTTER Created by GABO ARORA & ARI PALITZ Produced by STEPHEN D. SMITH Co-Produced by USC SHOAH FOUNDATION, HERE BE DRAGONS, MPC VR and OTOY Producers TIM DILLON, JONATHAN DOTAN, PATRICK MILLING-SMITH, SAMANTHA STORR, CHRIS MILK Original Soundtrack by DRAŽEN BOŠNJAK of Q Department Edited by JENNIFER TIEXERA. Installation Experience by DAVID KORINS Executive Producers KATHY and RICHARD LEVENTHAL