Students to speak with Holocaust survivor via hologram

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Dorseyville Middle School eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to interact with a unique technology. English language arts students in two of Scott Vensel’s classes will be able to have a conversation with Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg through the technology of a hologram.

The presentation, “Encountering History: A Conversation with the Dimensions in Testimony Interactive Biography of Holocaust Survivor Edward Mosberg,” is part of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony (DMS) program, in partnership with the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University. It allows students to ask questions and hear responses from pre-recorded testimony of survivors of the Holocaust. Each student will “meet” the Interactive Biography of Holocaust survivor Mr. Mosberg.

Mr. Mosberg was born on January 6, 1926, in Krakow, Poland. He and his family were sent to a concentration camp on the outskirts of Krakow in 1943 where he witnessed many atrocities and lost every member of his family. Mr. Mosberg remained active in Holocaust commemoration until his death in September 2022. His Dimensions in Testimony interview was conducted in June 2018.

The DMS visit is being led by Holocaust scholar Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez who is the interim director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center. Mr. Moreno-Rodriguez is also a member of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.