On view September 16, 2018 – January 31, 2019

In a rare moment of quiet, a young woman records in her diary her impressions of life in the ghetto.

A photo album—painstakingly assembled across years—reveals the complexity of pre-War life and suggests the enormous losses to come.

A little girl—suffering illness, confined to a hospital—writes a letter begging her mother to come to the window so she can see her.

Decades after he loses his own parents, a survivor strengthens his family bonds by sharing his story with his great-grandson—and all of us.

In Confidence: Holocaust History Told By Those Who Lived It presented opportunities to consider Holocaust history through the personal expressions of those who lived it. (opens in a new window)

As guests made their way through In Confidence, they discovered artifacts from the collections of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, a special presentation of The Girl in the Diary (in partnership with the Galicia Jewish Museum), an introduction to the stunning work of acclaimed artist Mikhail Turovsky, an encore presentation of the HBO film The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, and the museum premiere of The Last Goodbye—an immersive virtual reality testimony (produced by USC Shoah Foundation).

The Last Goodbye – A Virtual Reality Testimony

The Last Goodbye, the virtual reality component of this installation, was a 20-minute experience available to one person at a time.