The Forever Project The Forever Project What will we do when there are no more Holocaust survivors left to tell their stories? In collaboration with Dr Stephen Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation, we began developing a pioneering conversational experience some 8 years ago, designed to preserve the voice of Holocaust survivors for generations to come. In the UK it is now known as The Forever Project. Using voice recognition and artificial intelligence, The Forever Project enables you not only to watch and hear a survivor sharing his or her testimony, but also allows you to ask that survivor hundreds of questions. This incredible initiative has won awards for its technological and creative innovation. It owes its creation to the wonderful support of partners including the Pears Foundation, Association of Jewish Refugees, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, Genesis Philanthropy Group, Department for Communities and Local Government, Heritage Fund, Audrey and Stanley Burton 1960 Charitable Trust, Foyle Foundation and R&D Digital Fund for the Arts. We now need to raise funds to add further figures to this pantheon of Holocaust survivors. More than reading a book or watching a video and certainly more than a conventional lesson with a classroom teacher, being able to actually talk to these inspirational people is a powerful educational experience. A Harvard University study suggested that in learning situations, two-way interaction improves memory retention by a factor of 1.4. Please select a donation amount (required) £5 £10 £20 Other Set up a regular payment Donate To learn more about the multiple applications of The Forever Project, and its power to sustain Holocaust memory and learning even when no first-hand witnesses are alive any more, please email [email protected]. The Forever Project: next steps Dr Martin Stern is one of the ten Holocaust survivors who is already part of The Forever Project. He says: “The opportunity is fleeting…This is a unique opportunity to make an irreplaceable contribution to genocide education for the future.” All ten conversational experiences are available at the Museum as an 'An audience with...' event. We have also completed online versions of the experience for five of the Survivors. We now seek funding: to create online versions of a further five to record further Survivors for inclusion in The Forever Project (both museum and online versions) Will you help preserve the future of Holocaust education?