National World War II Museum and Cincinnati Holocaust Center Open Dimensions in Testimony Installations
Two museums have opened installations of Dimensions in Testimony, USC Shoah Foundation's interactive biography series.
In New Orleans, visitors to the National World War II Museum can interact with Staff Sergeant Alan Moskin, the first WWII Liberator filmed for Dimensions in Testimony. Moskin was a member of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division, that liberated Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria. The
exhibition runs through July 25, 2021.
The installation was recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine.
“We hope that Dimensions in Testimony interviews with wonderful subjects like Alan Moskin, and Fritzie Fritzshall will help preserve the dialogue between those who lived through the Holocaust and new, broader audiences” said Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith.
A Dimensions in Testimony installation has also opened in the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati.
The new, and permanent, exhibition features a series of survivor testimonies, including that of Fritzie Fritzshall, a survivor of Auschwitz II-Birkenau who now lives in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors can also interact with biographies of Holocaust survivors Sam Harris, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Pinchas Gutter, and Eva Schloss
The museum is housed in Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal building, where many Holocaust survivors arrived to rebuild their lives after World War II.The exhibit experience is sponsored by the Harold C. Schott Foundation.
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.