“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 16 May the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will hold an event entitled "New Frontiers: Technology and the Preservation and Presentation of Memory".
As the World War II generation diminishes, profound challenges face us: how to teach about the Holocaust without survivors’ unique, authentic voices. Explore the potential of new technologies, including virtual reality, to educate younger generations on the relevance of history.
The speaker is John Sharp, Associate Professor of Games and Learning, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons School of Design, The New School. The session will be moderated by Michael Haley Goldman, Director, Future Projects, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
For tickets and more information, click here.
The USHMM has experimented with using virtual reality to engage young people in special exhibitions. This student watches a 360-degree video of a Syrian refugee trying to establish a new life in Jordan as part of the exhibition Genocide: The Threat Continues. US Holocaust Memorial Museum