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Holocaust Museum Houston

New Dimensions in Testimony

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 – Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

Pinchas Gutter_1

Photo Credit: USC Shoah Foundation

Location: New Dimensions in Testimony
“New Dimensions in Testimony,” an initiative by USC Shoah Foundation, opens October 20 and runs through Spring 2018. This interactive audio-visual installation records and displays testimony in a way that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future. Guests will experience “virtual conversations” by “talking” with Holocaust survivors. This pioneering project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next-generation natural language processing to provide an intimate experience. To date, 15 survivors’ testimonies have been captured by more than 50 cameras as each was asked 1,600 questions addressing topics ranging from pre-war life through the Holocaust and beyond.

“New Dimensions in Testimony” revolutionizes the concept of oral history. Each specially recorded interview enables viewers to ask questions of the survivor about their life experiences and hear responses in real-time, lifelike conversation. Questions are answered naturally, as if the survivor is in the room, and through Artificial Intelligence, the more questions asked the better the technology becomes. Holocaust Museum Houston is one of only three locations in the United States hosting this extraordinary learning technology. The museum will feature the interactive testimony of Pinchas Gutter, the project's first participant.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Sunday-Monday, -
    As a result of its coming expansion, Holocaust Museum Houston has moved to a temporary location at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100, that will officially open to the public October 20. Visit hmh.org for more information about Holocaust Museum Houston’s expansion and temporary move.
  • General Admission: "Members, children, students, and college-level students (with valid ID) receive free admission. $12 per person $8 per person Active-Duty Military, Seniors 65+ and AARP members (with valid ID). Free Hours: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm and specific holidays.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free parking is available in the lots along Caroline and Calumet Streets. Free street parking is available on three sides of the Museum. Bus parking is available along Prospect Street.

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