Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Virtual Auschwitz Tours a Reality, Courtesy of Google Donation

A $1 million grant for the development of the “Auschwitz in Front of Your Eyes”“Auschwitz in Front of Your Eyes” project has been announced, courtesy of Google. The grant, which comes from the Google philanthropic arm,, aims to help the project aims deepen awareness and knowledge about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The idea is a live-streamed virtual tour can reach additional audiences worldwide who cannot visit the site in person.

The project also enables people unable to physically visit the camp, to engage with the history of Auschwitz. The virtual tour, which will be conducted by a guide, includes survivor testimonies, multimedia materials, and opportunities for participants to ask questions.

“The funding will help develop the technological platform and its accessibility, including real-time subtitles, AI-based translation into multiple languages, and the digitization of survivor testimonies,” said the director of for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Rowan Barnett.

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