A few months ago we interviewed Mac Boles, a LHHS graduate who currently works for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. In the interview he explained the “Dimensions in Testimony” exhibit.
Can you explain the storytelling and technology behind “Dimensions in Testimony”?
Last year, the USC Shoah Foundation sent a video crew out to Dallas to interview Max Glauben, one of our beloved local survivors, for the new museum’s “Dimensions in Testimony” theater. They set up green screens and cameras all around Max to capture every possible angle, and over the course of a week, they asked him over a thousand questions about his life before, during and after the Holocaust. One of only two such theaters in the world, the theater allows museum visitors to interact with holographic images of survivors as if they were having a one-on-one conversation. Max will be the featured survivor, which means students will get to meet a real survivor for generations to come.
Holocaust survivor Max Glauben recently won the Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year Award.
“Glauben is one of a rapidly shrinking number of survivors who can remember what is arguably humankind’s darkest chapter. He is a tireless speaker, sharing his incredible story of survival with schools, museums and civic groups as often as he can. He is a key player in the creation of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum,” said the Dallas News editorial. “And with that, Max and Frieda Glauben embody virtues our society is in danger of losing: faithfulness, authenticity, optimism, humility, wisdom, grace, and a strength that seems too much to carry in a shaky, thin-haired frame.”
Read Glauben’s full story here.
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Max Glauben is a Holocaust survivor who has dedicated his life to preserving the memories of those who were persecuted. “I felt that without profiting by it I should tell my story and do something that would keep the memory alive,” Glauben says. Glauben survived five death camps during the Holocaust. For the rest of his life, he turned his efforts toward preserving the memories of those who were persecuted. His efforts eventually led to the creation of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. When Max shares his story, it is a story of hope – not hatred. The lesson we must learn from survivors like him – is not to hold hate. Read more: https://bit.ly/2ZwSh0G Produced by @tommynoel and Ashley M. Slayton.