USC Shoah Foundation: The Last Goodbye


In The Last Goodbye, experience the powerful personal testimony of Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter as he takes audiences with him on his final visit to Majdanek, the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp where his parents and sister were murdered during World War II.

The photoreal experience presents an entirely new way of capturing truth for the future, encouraging viewers to explore the spaces depicted. USC Shoah Foundation will archive Gutter’s testimony in support of their mission to use testimony as a compelling voice for education and action.

The Last Goodbye, the first-ever Holocaust survivor testimony in room-scale VR, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

In late 2016, the team traveled with Gutter to Poland to capture hours of 3D video and tens of thousands of photos on site, to create an experience that enables viewers to virtually walk with Gutter as he revisits the railway car, gas chamber, shower room and barracks of Majdanek. The groundbreaking collaboration of the industry’s top talent integrated a capture pipeline created with OTOY’s 3D video testimony, and brought to life with dozens of photogrammetry artists and engineers from MPC.

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