Against oblivion: In the 40-minute virtual reality tour, internationally renowned photographer Martin Schoeller guides visitors through the photo exhibition "SURVIVORS. Faces of Life after the Holocaust" in the impressive mixing plant at Zollverein.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the exhibition showed 75 portraits of Holocaust survivors by photographer Martin Schoeller. The tour also includes statements by the last surviving eyewitnesses, as well as other film and informational features. It can be played via VR glasses, on smartphones or tablets. Educational institutions in Germany can access the tour via the YouTube linkthe tour can also be used as a kick-off for history lessons to encourage young people to repeatedly engage with the Holocaust and the topic of anti-Semitism.
Around 40,000 visitors, international media interest and satisfied cooperation partners in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Jerusalem: On September 13, 2020, the exhibition "SURVIVORS. Faces of Life after the Holocaust" in the mixing plant at the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein ended after two extensions. It had opened in January 2020 in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NRW Minister President Armin Laschet.
"SURVIVORS" is a project of the Bonn Foundation for Art and Culture and the International Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem in cooperation with the Zollverein Foundation and the Ruhr Museum. The curators were Anke Degenhard and Vivian Uria. The project was initiated by the German Friends of Yad Vashem under Kai Diekmann and was supported and financed by the RAG Foundation.