Another historical milestone has taken place at Volucap. Extending the “Zeitzeugen” project, Volucap volumetrically captured the memories and experiences of Holocaust survivor Dr. Eva Umlauf.
“The number on your forearm is blue like your eyes”
When Eva was born in the Slovakian “labour camp for Jews” in Nováky on 19 December 1942, the temperature was 20 degrees below zero. The water that the midwife heats during the birth freezes again within a very short time. Dr. Eva Umlauf, born Hecht, is one of the few children born in the camp who later survives the Auschwitz extermination camp. The fact that she is able to tell her story to posterity is akin to a miracle.
One day they will fall silent: the voices of contemporary witnesses who tell of the crimes of the Nazi era from their own experience. So how will the culture of remembrance and commemoration change if there are no more people who tell their stories of suffering first-hand?
Volucap has set itself the task of documenting and preserving these important stories of the German and European past for posterity in unprecedented technological quality. In the future, contemporary witnesses will be able to immersively relive their fate for younger generations in the form of a volumetrically generated digital three-dimensional human. These digital doubles can then be placed in every environment imaginable – from virtual realities, to augmented reality applications and even mixed reality.
With the “Zeitzeugen” project, Volucap provides its cutting-edge technologies and world-leading role in volumetric video production to make an important contribution to the German and European culture of remembrance. This production has been carried out in collaboration with Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.