'Ordinary People'

 

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 is ‘Ordinary People’. The victims were ordinary people like us. However, for genocide to happen, ordinary people have to take part: ordinary people like us.

There are no better teachers of these truths than survivors of the Holocaust. Hearing their testimonies is powerful. But having a conversation with them is life-changing. So what will we do when they are no longer here?

Using a combination of AI, voice recognition and machine learning, The Forever Project will replicate this unique conversational experience for generations to come. We are honoured that members of our survivor family will be speaking at a range of HMD events... alongside their digital selves, demonstrating how The Forever Project works.

 

24th January: Waltham Forest Town Hall with Dr Agnes Kaposi MBE, demonstrating the new Mark III version of The Forever Project

 

26th January: Sheffield Town Hall with Ruth Schwiening

26th January: Event in Manchester Town Hall with Janine Webber BEM interviewing her digital self via The Forever Project

27th January:

Livecast from the National Holocaust Centre and Museum. Hedi Argent MBE in conversation with students from Swanwick Hall School.

Interfaith HMD event at South Hampstead Synagogue, featuring a talk by Mala Tribich MBE

 

30th January: Camden Town Hall with Dr Agnes Kaposi MBE, demonstrating The Forever Project

 

31st January: Oxford University Jewish Society at the Sheldonian Theatre, with Janine Webber BEM