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Future of Holocaust Education

Session looking at implications for post-survivor memory and civic knowledge of Holocaust 

Since 1993, 36 million have visited USHMM: 34% students, 12% int'l, 90% not Jewish 

Michael Abramowitz: USHMM placing more emph on genocide prevention, thematic initiatives on hows and whys of Holocaust, teacher training, work w law enforcement + military 

Stephen Smith:  Origins of Shoah Fdn - survivor approached Spielberg during filming of Schindler’s list. Now 12 years worth of video testimony. New Dimensions in Testimony: survivors recorded w 3-D technology, specific questions posed, access via internet w voice recognition or as holograph in space.  Efforts need to be content led, technology supported - think hard about putting people's lives into public domain.

Smith: Holocaust survivors are fans of New Dimensions approach and are eager to participate. 

re technology: USHMM has changed its photo policy - couldn't prevent it - so provides careful instructions

USHMM uses its convening power and research $ to work with policy makers where possible

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