The day when we shot Holocaust survivor Bob Geminder at 8i studios in Los Angeles

The day when we shot Holocaust survivor Bob Geminder at 8i studios in Los Angeles

 

In 2017 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust commissioned us to do a historical recreation and story of the holocaust in virtual reality.

Zoom of Birkenau concentration camp and the barracks where survivor Betty Cohen was held.

Zoom of Birkenau concentration camp and the barracks where survivor Betty Cohen was held.

Overview of Birkenau concentration camp where survivor Betty Cohen was held

Overview of Birkenau concentration camp where survivor Betty Cohen was held

Entrance of Birkenau concentration camp

Entrance of Birkenau concentration camp

We were able to interview and record the testimonies of two holocaust survivors as well as capture their holograms. This enabled us to create a fully volumetric recreation of the camps and to preserve the memories of the survivors forever.

Betty Cohen, holocaust survivor during our shoot in Los Angeles 2017

Betty Cohen, holocaust survivor during our shoot in Los Angeles 2017

Bob Geminder, holocaust survivor during our shoot in Los Angeles 2017

Bob Geminder, holocaust survivor during our shoot in Los Angeles 2017

This virtual reality experience is part of the LAMOTH collection and it premiered at their annual gala. During the gala I was so honored to show both Betty and Bob the piece and they thanked me for telling their story; adding that it was very close to the memories they had from these terrible times.