The Last Goodbye

The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre is proud to present a unique Virtual Reality opportunity during Holocaust Education Week. Join us for this award-winning virtual reality experience that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter.
 
In honour of Holocaust Education Week, the Neuberger Centre and USC Shoah Foundation present the first VR film to take audiences through a concentration camp.

The Last Goodbye is an award-winning, virtual-reality film that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Toronto-based Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter. In his final return to Majdanek, Pinchas tours the concentration camp where his parents and twin sister were murdered during the Second World War. As Pinchas recounts his experiences, you walk alongside him—seeing what he sees, hearing what he hears, and learning as he guides you through an account of his own history.

In this 1-hour visit, participants will experience a 20-minute virtual reality testimony produced by USC Shoah Foundation. In addition to the VR film, visitors will take part in pre- and post-experience activities to contextualize this immersive testimony.

We are now accepting bookings for schools, individuals, and other groups for the month of November. The film is experienced in individual pods and we can accommodate up to 17 people per session. To participate in this experience, please use the website form on the right to request your one-hour booking. Recommended for ages 16+.

The experience is hosted at Ctrl V - North York located at 4501 Chesswood Drive in North York.

The Last Goodbye Specialized Student Program

This November, the Neuberger Centre is offering a specialized program for students to experience the award-winning virtual reality film, The Last Goodbye, with pre- and post- reflective activities. We can accommodate up to 34 students per 1.5-hour visit. Recommended for grade 10+.

 

The fully immersive 20-minute film transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter. Students will virtually walk with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections of the camp, including the railway car, gas chamber, shower room, and barracks of Majdanek.

 

In conjunction with USC Shoah Foundation’s education experts, the Neuberger education team has developed a specialized program for student groups that involves exploration of Pinchas Gutter’s testimony and his experience during the Holocaust which will prepare them for watching the film. Neuberger staff will lead students through activities before and after the film that involve inquiry and reflection to contextualize this immersive experience.

 

For more information, please contact Amy.

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Presented in honour of Neuberger HEW and hosted by Ctrl-V North York.