Dolls of the Holocaust2021-2022

Seed Grant

Artifacts, like those displayed in museums, are an important way contemporary viewers learn about history — but as was the case during the pandemic, many people simply cannot visit museums to engage with these items. We will use journalism storytelling and photogrammetry techniques to digitally preserve and capture 3D representations of dolls that child victims of the Holocaust once played with. This will be a vehicle for helping modern-day audiences learn about an important moment in history and connect with stories of trauma, identity, caregiving and resilience. We aim for this project to serve as a case study for how journalists and historians can use the latest photogrammetry techniques for storytelling and historical preservation.

The Team