Holocaust Remembrance Event Brings USC Shoah Testimony to Walls of Geneva Synagogue
As part of USC Shoah Foundation’s collaborations for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, excerpts of seven Dimensions in Testimony interviews are being projected on to the facade of Beit Yaakov – Geneva's Great Synagogue.
Dimensions in Testimony is an initiative by USC Shoah Foundation that enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre-recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide.
The event in Geneva enables thousands of visitors to watch excerpts of testimonies given by Pinchas Gutter, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Eva Kor z"l, Fritzie Fritzshall, Israel “Izzy” Starck, Asia Shindelman and Lea Novera.
Visitors witnessing the projections are directed to a website where they can interact with Pinchas Gutter and Anita Lasker-Wallfisch’s Dimensions in Testimony interviews from home.
The weeklong event, which runs through January 31, is organized with the European Union Delegation to the UN, the Israeli Mission in Geneva, the UN Office at Geneva, the Communauté Israélite de Genève, and the World Jewish Congress.
Dimensions in Testimony was developed in association with 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, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and Genesis Philanthropy Group (R.A.). Other partners include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Fritzie Fritzshall and Izzy Starck were filmed in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Eva Kor was filmed in association with CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Lea Novera was filmed in association with Museo del Holocausto Buenos Aires. Asia Schindelman was filmed with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch was filmed with the support of Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (EVZ).