Creative Storytelling

Julio & Dolly

“We are not closed to new ways of doing things.”


USC Shoah Foundation’s Immersive Innovations team headed to Mexico in March of this year to spend a week with Holocaust survivors Dolly and Julio Botton. The couple, who have been together for more than 50 years, were part of the Institute’s first collection of videotaped testimonies back in the 1990s.

Julio and Dolly teamed up with the Institute once again, this time to take part in a trailblazing project — Dimensions in Testimony, a collection of interactive videotaped biographies that uses new technologies to allow people around the world to ask questions of Holocaust survivors in real time. We invite you to take a look inside that week of memorable filming and learn more about this loving couple and their dedication to preserving the past for the next generation.


For more information about Dimensions in Testimony, watch the recently aired 60 Minutes segment and visit our website:

Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. She is an award-winning photographer, writer, educator and producer. In 2019, she released her critically-acclaimed narrative podcast, We Share The Same Sky, which tells the story of her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story. It was listed as one of the best podcasts of 2019 by HuffPost, as a “Show We Love” by Apple Podcasts, and chosen as a Reader’s Pick by Vulture Magazine. Her memoir, also titled We Share The Same Sky, will be released in August 2021. Learn more about Rachael at and her grandmother’s story at