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Survivor Stories Not Told Via Hologram at DC Holocaust Museum

Shoah Foundation clears confusion over project.

Last week, Patch reported that the New Dimensions in Testimony hologram project in development by the Shoah Foundation, which records the story of Holocaust survivors in a 3D format, could appear at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, within five years.

According to an email received by Patch from Andrew Hollinger, director of communications for the museum, “There are no plans to introduce holograms into the museum experience," and he clarified that "the Museum is not involved in creating holograms of Holocaust survivors."

A number of news outlets, including The Washington Post, Yahoo and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reported the same information that originated from an Associated Press story

When asked about the conflicting statements, Anne Marie Stein, director of communications for the U.S. Shoah Foundation, told Patch:

“New Dimensions in Testimony is in the concept phase, working toward the future. The technology doesn’t actually exist, and when the director (Steven Smith, executive director of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education) mentioned the museum, he was simply saying that he could envision in the future, an exhibit in a location like the Holocaust Museum.”

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