Written by Brianna Connock, Marketing & Outreach Associate
What questions would you ask a Holocaust survivor? Now is your chance to experience history in a new way with Dimensions in Testimony, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s newest virtual intelligence exhibit at Union Terminal.
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is one of ten museums in the world to feature this cutting-edge exhibit.
Using specialized recording and display technologies and next-generation natural language processing, Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask two-dimensional displays of Holocaust survivors questions and receive responses in real time.
Read more about the exhibit here.
How did this exhibit come to be?
Dimensions in Testimony is an initiative of the USC Shoah Foundation to record and display these testimonies in a way that will preserve dialogue between Holocaust survivors and future generations of learners. Sponsored by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, this groundbreaking exhibit gives you the rare chance to engage in one-on-one conversations with survivors.
How does it work?
Working with the Shoah Foundation, we asked survivors thousands of questions about themselves and their experiences over the course of weeks. Using specialized recording, display technologies, and next-generation natural language processing, Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask two-dimensional displays of Holocaust survivors questions and receive responses in real time.
Who can you speak to?
We have multiple survivors’ testimonies that rotate throughout the year, and we are currently working on adding more. Today, you can meet Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. Anita’s incredible story includes escaping the gas chambers at Auschwitz due to her skill as a cellist, which led to her being recruited into the camp orchestra.
What questions do you have for Anita? Visit the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center to ask them for yourself.
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ABOUT THE NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC impacts more than 2.5 million people every year through digital and in-person events, museum tours, educational experiences, social media, and virtual content. From Australia to India, individuals from more than 25 countries and 30 states engage with our mission. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org.