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First Mandarin-Language New Dimensions in Testimony Exhibit to Premiere at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

December 13, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, USCShoah Foundation will introduce its first Mandarin-language New Dimensions in Testimony interactive survivor testimony at the Nanjing Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China on Dec. 13.

It is the first permanent exhibition of NDT outside the United States and features Madame Xia Shuqin, a child survivor of the Nanjing Massacre. She is the only non-Holocaust survivor who has been interviewed for the project so far.

The Tianfu Bank and Tianfu Group generously funded the creation of this NDT testimony.

The exhibit is a featured part of the newly reconstructed Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall’s core exhibit space. NDT uses groundbreaking natural language software to allow audiences to interact with the recorded image of a genocide survivor, who responds to questions in real time, powered by complex algorithms providing realistic conversation.

Xia traveled to Los Angeles in 2016 to film the NDT interview. The interview took five days and was filmed on the 360-degree “light stage” at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. High definition cameras and lights captured the interview from all angles as Xia answered hundreds of questions about her life before, during and after the Nanjing Massacre.

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