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Keeping Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Alive – Through Holograms

September 8, 2017

As Holocaust survivors die out, many museums and study centers are scrambling to figure out just how to preserve testimonies in ways that will engage young people of the future.

One answer may be holography.

Illinois’ Holocaust Museum & Education Center will be unveiling its long-awaited, multi-million-dollar Take A Stand Center this October, which combines high-definition holographic interview recordings and voice recognition technology to enable Holocaust survivors to tell their personal stories and respond to questions from the audience, inviting a one-on-one ‘conversation’.

“The idea, there, is to carry on the dialogue,” David Traum, a lead researcher on the project, told the Forward. “It’s beyond what you can get from a static recording or documentary.”

Read more in The Forward.