92-year-old Holocaust survivor will live forever as an interactive hologram at the Ohio museum

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter (pictured) was recreated as a hologram as part of the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; Created by the Shoah Foundation of the USC.

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California is working to immortalize the stories of Holocaust survivors while they still can.

Using a combination of augmented and virtual reality, as well as artificial intelligence, they have created holograms of survivors, many of them well into their 90s, with which museum visitors can interact and ask questions.

Stanley Bernath, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, is the latest subject in the program, called "New Dimensions in the Testimony," and marks the 15th survivor that researchers have interviewed so far.

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Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter (pictured) was recreated as a hologram as part of the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; Created by the Shoah Foundation of the USC.

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter (pictured) was recreated as a hologram as part of the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; Created by the Shoah Foundation of the USC.

HOW ARE HOLOCAUSTO SURVIVAL HOLOGRAMS MADE?

Researchers from the Shoah Foundation of the University of Southern California are preserving stories of Holocaust survivors using holograms.

The subjects sit under a dome that has more than 1,000 lights, capturing each angle.

Seven cameras record images of the interviews, which usually last several hours.

That footage is used to build a hologram of the Holocaust survivor.

Researchers use natural language processing to analyze and anticipate the questions of viewers.

The subjects were asked thousands of questions ranging from their experience during the Holocaust to general inquiries about their lives.

Bernath sat down for a 13-hour interview, during which he was asked more than 1,000 questions, from those about his experiences in the Holocaust to more general inquiries about his life.

The Shoah Foundation of the USC, which is behind the project, has presented its exhibitions in museums around the country and in international festivals.

Now you can see a beta version of Bernath's hologram at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, Ohio, according to Fox News.

Members of the audience can ask Bernath questions at the museum. In a video, a viewer is seen asking what happened to his family during the Holocaust, to which his hologram responds: "My brother and my mother survived."

11 million people died in the Holocaust, with up to 6 million of them being Jews.

USC researchers hope the project will help preserve the stories of survivors in the future. "

The subjects are placed under more than a thousand lights in a dome (in the image) and are recorded with seven cameras so that all the angles can be captured. Allows "high fidelity reproduction"

The subjects are placed under more than a thousand lights in a dome (in the image) and are recorded with seven cameras so that all the angles can be captured. Allows "high fidelity reproduction"

The subjects are placed under more than a thousand lights in a dome (in the image) and are recorded with seven cameras so that all the angles can be captured. Allows "high fidelity reproduction"

"Through this device, we can say that we are taking a page out of history and making it come alive," said Milton Maltz, founder of the Maltz Museum, to Fox.

Holograms appear in a remarkably clear and credible quality, thanks to an elaborate lighting configuration used during the interview process.

The subjects are placed under more than a thousand lights in a dome and are recorded with seven cameras so that all the angles can be captured.

The developers also used natural language processing that allows viewers to interact with holograms conversationally.

Holograms appear in a remarkably clear and credible quality, thanks to an elaborate lighting configuration used during the interview process.

Holograms appear in a remarkably clear and credible quality, thanks to an elaborate lighting configuration used during the interview process.

Holograms appear in a remarkably clear and credible quality, thanks to an elaborate lighting configuration used during the interview process.

The developers used natural language processing that allows viewers to interact with holograms conversationally. USC published a video that shows students interacting with the hologram

The developers used natural language processing that allows viewers to interact with holograms conversationally. USC published a video that shows students interacting with the hologram

The developers used natural language processing that allows viewers to interact with holograms conversationally. USC published a video that shows students interacting with the hologram

"The goal is to develop three-dimensional interactive exhibits in which students can have simulated and educational conversations with survivors up to the fourth dimension of time," USC Shoah said in a statement.

Within a few years, long after the last survivor has passed, the New Dimensions in Testimony project can provide a way for young people to listen to a survivor and formulate their own questions directly, encouraging them, each one in its own way, reflect on the profound and significant consequences of the Holocaust. "

The USC Shoah Foundation, which is behind the project, has presented the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; in museums across the country and international festivals

The USC Shoah Foundation, which is behind the project, has presented the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; in museums across the country and international festivals

The USC Shoah Foundation, which is behind the project, has presented the project & # 39; New Dimensions in Testimony & # 39; in museums across the country and international festivals

The project is, in a way, a race against time, since the next generation may not have the opportunity to listen directly to the Holocaust survivors.

Bernath and other survivors involved in the project also want to make sure their stories are preserved to prevent further atrocities.

"The Holocaust must never be forgotten," Bernath told Fox News. & # 39; I do not know how long I'll be around & # 39;

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