What: The Florida Holocaust Museum is excited to announce the premiere of USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education’s award-winning virtual reality experience, The Last Goodbye, in partnership with three other leading Holocaust museums, from September 16, 2018 – January 16, 2019.
The Last Goodbye features survivor Pinchas Gutter’s visit to the site of the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland. Gutter is the only member of his family of four to have survived the Holocaust. The precedent-setting, fully immersive experience enables viewers to virtually visit the site with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections through the railway car, gas chamber, shower room and barracks of Majdanek seven decades later.
As the first virtual reality film to take audiences through a concentration camp, The Last Goodbye offers a visceral experience at a time when humanity’s darkest hour is fading from collective memory. It ends as a testament to the strength of the human heart and the enduring power of hope and perseverance.
Who Should Attend: All members of the community are encouraged to attend. The Last Goodbye virtual reality film experience is included with the cost of your Museum admission ticket. This 17-minute virtual reality experience is available to one person at a time, with only two time-slots offered every hour. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The public may contact the Museum after September 13th at 727.820.0100 ext. 226 to schedule.
When: The limited-engagement exhibit will begin showings on Sunday, September 16th at The Florida Holocaust Museum.
Where: The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.