Holocaust & Humanity Center Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day with Testimony of Anne Frank’s Stepsister | Culture | Cincinnati

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The Cincinnati Holocaust and Humanitarian Center (HHC) honors the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance on January 27 by revealing a new story as part of the Dimensions in the certificate Show.

Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and posthumous sister of Anne Frank, shared her experience with the museum and recorded it for the exhibition. Schloss’s mother, Elfriede Geiringer, was the second wife of Otto Frank (both of whom died in concentration camps).

Dimensions in the testimony invites attendees to have virtual “conversations” with Holocaust survivors via artificial intelligence.

Visitors can ask questions to the 2D displays of survivors and receive appropriate responses in real time. take advantage of natural language processing, Dimensions in the certificate Picks keywords in visitor question and searches within hours of testimonial snapshots to get a proper answer. A section is then triggered so that the survivor answers the visitor’s question and creates a ‘conversational-like experience’.

The exhibit was developed by the USC Shoah Foundation. According to Stephen Smith, CEO of the Foundation, the project intends to maintain first-hand accounts and provide a two-sided dynamic between Holocaust survivors and future generations.

Schloss, who was originally scheduled to appear at the museum in conversation with its CEO Sarah L. Weiss, marking HHC’s third anniversary in its new location (HHC moved from its former headquarters in Kenwood to Union Terminal in 2019), made a virtual appearance instead From that on January 26 due to a spike in COVID cases. It is now scheduled to make its way to Cincinnati later in 2022.

Schloss Eva Geeringer was born in Vienna in 1929. In 1938, she and her family fled Austria after Germany annexed the country. They took refuge in the Netherlands and were former neighbors of Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam. According to HHC, Schloss and her family hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, like the Franks, and were “later betrayed and sent to Westerbork concentration camp and then to Auschwitz II-Birkenau”. Schloss’ father and brother died in the camp.

The Council on Humanitarian Affairs says, “The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations urges every Member State to honor the six million Jewish victims The Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocide.”

The Holocaust and Humanity Center is located at 1301 Western Ave. Queensgate. Museum opening hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM from Thursday to Monday. Get details and learn more at holocaustandhumanity.org.

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