Neighbor Max Glauben, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who has made it his mission to tell people about his experience, is the latest to record his story on video at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, reports ABC News.
It’s all part of a project by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. The Los Angeles-based group has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. Executive director Stephen Smith says they’re in a “race against time” as they work to add more testimonies. The foundation, which was founded in 1994 by film director Steven Spielberg, has about 55,000 audiovisual testimonies about genocides — the majority from the Holocaust, but Smith’s project involves an the interactive technology that allows museum-goers to have a dialogue with survivors.
The Holocaust museum in Dallas will start showing the three-dimensional, interactive testimonials starting in September, after it opens in a new location and with a new name — the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, according to President and CEO Mary Pat Higgins. Glauben, who survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps, was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march to another concentration camp. He came to the U.S. in 1947 as an orphan.
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