From April to October 2015, we collaborated with the Wiener Library in London, a leading and very extensive archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era, developed and exhibited a new, interactive version of the room application that introduced our virtual reconstruction of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 2012.
An impressive semi-circular panorama is controlled by visitors to explore the virtual reconstruction and find historical documents like drawings, photographs and diary fragments placed at the locations they refer to, revealing the camp’s history via the views of prisoners and liberators in the landscape. A flight through the reconstruction underscored with Richard Dimbleby’s still impressive 1945 report for BBC radio is also available.
The installation shared the same ground floor space as the Library’s own exhibition about the Jewish Relief unit, that played an important role in the enormous humanitarian operation organised after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. During the six month exhibition, we continued to improve the installation, as it offered a great chance to develop the indoor side of our applications to access and spread information about the sites and context of the Holocaust.