Watching the testimony of a Holocaust survivor is powerful. But having a conversation with a survivor is life-changing. So what happens when there are none left to talk to? This is a 2.5 minute film about the world's most important innovation in Holocaust teaching & learning: The Forever Project.
The cast includes living members of the National Holocaust Museum's survivor family: Janine Webber, Joan Salter, Mala Tribich, Susan Pollack, Dr Agnes Kaposi and in a starring role, Dr Martin Stern.
Poignantly, the cast also features Rudi Oppenheimer and Harry Bibring: two much loved survivors who have passed away - because with the power of The Forever Project, the conversation can go on.
For almost 30 years, the National Holocaust Centre & Museum has been a second home for Holocaust survivors who came to the UK. Everyone who has visited them here has learned from their stories, wisdom and warmth. So we began to think: what will we do when they are no longer here? Our co founder Dr Stephen Smith MBE and his wife Heather began developing a technology that would let you have an in-depth question & answer session with a Holocaust survivor... even once they have passed away. In 2016, this became The Forever Project.
Using a new combination of AI, voice recognition and machine learning, it enables you to ask survivors thousands of questions. In real time. From anywhere in the world.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A DEMO OF HOW IT WORKS.
The Learning Benefit
We know that talking with students rather than at them is 22% more effective. Research from the Government-backed Educational Endowment Fund found that Dialogic (or conversation-based) teaching gives students a 2-month advantage in a 9-month school year: they will acquire 2 months' more knowledge, and 2 months' more skill in the method of acquiring knowledge.
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