Usability Matters is pleased to announce the launch of a new web presence for the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. The Memoirs Program captures the narratives of men and women who lived through the Nazi regime’s attempted extermination of the Jewish population of Europe during WWII, and who eventually found new lives in Canada.
One of our design objectives was to place the survivors front and centre. Where the previous website focused on the memoirs, we subtly shifted the focus the to the survivors themselves, using the memoirs, short films and photographs to tell the survivors’ stories. Please visit http://memoirs.azrielifoundation.org to learn more about the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.
In December of 2015 a selection of these survivor stories will also be able to be experienced digitally in the form of an interactive experience called Re:Collection. Intended primarily to support Holocaust education for high school students, Re:Collection allows you to explore the stories of individual survivors and to learn about key Holocaust related themes such as discrimination, hiding and resistance. View the trailer for Re:Collection below for a preview of the experience.