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Join us as we celebrate the Museum’s opening of Dimensions in Testimony: Liberator Alan Moskin, an interactive biography from USC Shoah Foundation, on display from February 4–September 11, 2021.
The National WWII Museum is hosting Dimensions in Testimony: Liberator Alan Moskin, an initiative from USC Shoah Foundation that will enable visitors to have a personalized, one-on-one “conversation” with Staff Sergeant Alan Moskin, a member of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division who helped liberate Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria.
Through the Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography developed by USC Shoah Foundation, visitors will be able to ask questions to a digital display of Moskin and hear real-time responses from his pre-recorded video interviews. While USC Shoah Foundation has produced interactive biographies with Holocaust survivors before, Moskin is the first American WWII veteran and first liberator to be featured. Through this interactive technology, our visitors will feel as if they have been able to speak directly with a WWII veteran. The installation will feature the beta version of the Moskin interactive experience along with artifacts that provide additional context on Moskin, his military unit, and the experience of liberators.
The Virtual Opening Ceremony will include remarks from The National WWII Museum’s President & CEO Stephen Watson and Dr. Stephen Smith, the Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation. Lead curator Kimberly Guise will provide background drawn from the Museum’s collection, and the Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian Dr. Rob Citino will discuss the WWII liberation experience and the Museum’s plans for exploring this important theme on its campus.
The program will be streamed live on the Museum’s Livestream page and Facebook.