A smartphone app makes it possible to view testimony clips from the Visual History Archive that are linked to the new book Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations.
Witness is inspired by the United Nations’ touring photography exhibit “When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness,” which was organized by the March of the Living. The book includes photographs, firsthand accounts of survivors and reflections from young people as they experience the March of the Living and are impacted by the survivors’ stories.
The March of the Living is an annual educational experience in Poland and Israel for students and adults from all over the world. It includes a march from Auschwitz to Birkenau to commemorate Yom Hashoah and then a trip to Israel to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.
Readers can download the free smartphone or tablet app Digimarc Discover and scan specially marked photos throughout the book. Scanning these photos unlocks digital content, including clips from the Visual History Archive, which readers can watch on their device.
Witness was compiled by Eli Rubenstein, national director of March of the Living Canada and leader at a Toronto synagogue founded by Holocaust survivors.
To order the book, visit http://secondstorypress.ca/books/330-witness.