What Our Visitors Are Saying

“The technology (self-guided audio and photo table) was so great that I wanted to listen to everything if I had the time.”

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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s interactive exhibits use technology to enhance the overall museum experience.

Audio Guide

The visitor Audio Guide ties together all of the physical and digital content throughout the Museum. Each visitor is given an Audio Guide player. This personal audio player enables visitors to explore images, documents and artifacts in greater depth. Visitors can access audio tracks associated with specific images, artifacts or video displays throughout the Museum. The Audio Guides also allow visitors to listen to music, poetry and audio from before, during and after the Holocaust.  

The Museum's audio guides won a 2011 gold MUSE award from the American Association of Museums.

Tree of Testimony

The Tree of Testimony, a dramatic array of video screens displayed in the final room of the Museum tour, showcases the unbelievable stories of Holocaust survivors. Part monument and part informational presentation, this new digital display allows visitors the opportunity to watch recorded interviews with different survivors.

A partnership with USC Shoah Foundation enabled the Museum to create a 70-screen video sculpture displaying all of the Institute’s nearly 51,000 video testimonies over the course of a single year. The video sculpture furthers the Museum’s role as a leader in exhibit design and innovation. The video sculpture, unparalleled in scope, occupies an entire wall of the Museum. Screens of varying sizes are arranged seemingly randomly across the wall. Each screen displays an individual interview. A splash screen appears between interviews, providing the name and additional information about the interview that follows. Visitors can listen to the synchronized audio of the interview through the Museum’s award-winning complimentary audio guides, distributed to each person touring the Museum.

The Museum opened this exhibit in 2012.

Interactive Concentration Camp Monitors

In the combined Deportation & Extermination and Labor/Concentration/Death Camps rooms, individual touch-screen monitors allow visitors to learn about 18 different concentration camps. Each display allows visitors to discover general information relating to each camp. This information includes camp locations, architecture, and materials depicting life in camps. Some of the displays feature stories from survivors of the specific camp.

These interactive screens won a 2011 silver MUSE award from the American Association of Museums.