Holocaust-Education Revisted
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The technological possibilities associated with digitisation are increasingly perceived as an opportunity to "interactively" process the testimonies of Holocaust survivors in the long term. "In the English-speaking world, "digital testimonies" are now a possible way of posing "questions to contemporary witnesses" even after their deaths. In the German-speaking world, there have been no testimonies of this kind so far.
In 2013, the USC Shoah Foundation began developing such formats in order to create a more dialogical, interactive debate with the survivors' testimonies. For this purpose, survivors will be recorded on five days with up to 116 cameras and almost 1,000 questions will be asked. With the help of this technology, a total of 15 "digital testimonies" have been developed in English. Another access can be experienced at the "Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre".
In Europe, ten visualizations are available at "The National Holocaust Centre and Museum" in Nottinghamshire (UK). A central component of the educational work there is the encounter with survivors, on which the educational concept is based. If no survivor is available for a conversation with pupils, interactive 3-D testimonies of the survivors are used.