Forever project to safeguard Holocaust stories

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
The Forever project interviewed 10 Holocaust survivors in a bid to safeguard their testimonies for future generations

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum has unveiled its Forever Project, which uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to hear and see Holocaust survivors and to ask them questions.

To create the database of responses, the centre filmed 10 Holocaust survivors over several days, each answering more than 1,000 questions posed by academics and the general public.

Phil Lyons, chief executive of the centre, said: “As fewer survivors are with us, time is running out to preserve their stories. Interactive 3D technology enables us to ensure that survivors’ stories can be shared first-hand.”

The centre’s other work includes The Journey app for primary pupils, which launches early next year and is based on the story of Kristallnacht, linking to the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

The centre has also created Edek, an award-winning film that complements its National Secondary Programme exploring the importance of sharing testimony and telling the story of Janine, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor.


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