Anyone who has gone through Birkenau with Eva Kor had an experience they can never forget. Alas, Eva is no longer. Yet thanks for the blessing of virtual reality, that experience is available to us. We can hear her voice and be with her virtually in the places that were so formative. It is an unforgettable experience now available for eternity.
The VR tour of Eva Kor’s experiences brought the story to the students in a way we could never have imagined possible. By hearing her voice and traveling through Auschwitz with Ms. Kor, students were able to visualize what they had been reading about and could feel the impact of being on the selection platform and in the crowded barracks. After the VR tour, students reported understanding the personal story of Ms. Kor in ways they could not have by just reading a textbook.
What I liked the most about the Virtual Reality is that you actually felt like you were there and could see everything.
We saw the Auschwitz VR today. It was kind of overwhelming because you’re not just reading a book or watching something. You’re just surrounded by the camp. It’s a great way to tell Eva’s story and just to learn about the camp in general.