The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to announce the opening of a new, permanent exhibit at Union Terminal that utilizes artificial-intelligence technology to facilitate “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors.
Join us for a digtial ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will include remarks from Sarah L. Weiss, chief executive officer of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, in addition to a conversation with Fritzie Fritzshall, a Holocaust survivor whose recorded testimony is included in the Dimensions in Testimony exhibit. There will also be a demonstration of the technology.
While the exhibit is an in-person experience, we will host the celebratory gathering digitally to ensure social distancing.
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.
The exhibit opens to the public on February 5 at Union Terminal. Admission to the special exhibit is included as part of general admission to the Holocaust & Humanity Center's museum.
Dimensions in Testimony is an initiative by USC Shoah Foundation to record and display testimony in a way that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future. Collaborating within the project are Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, with technology by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and concept by Conscience Display. Funding for Dimensions in Testimony was provided in part by Pears Foundation, Louis. F. Smith, Melinda Goldrich and Andrea Cayton/Goldrich Family Foundation in honor of Jona Goldrich, and Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Other partners include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.