Potentials and Challenges of Educating on Difficult History with XR

The hybrid event discusses different aspects of Holocuast Education using Extended Reality (XR) technologies. First learnings from recent projects are presented including hands-on experience with the VR productions “Ernst Grube – The Legacy” and “Eva Umlauf – Her Testimony”.

Moderation: Mirjam Schambeck & Fahima Ulfat

Wed., Nov. 8, 2023, 10:00

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Salzufer 15/16
10587 Berlin

10.00 – 10.15: Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Peter Eisert (Fraunhofer HHI & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

10.15 – 11.00: Expanding Horizons – Exploring the Transformative Power of Virtual Reality for Social-Emotional Learning in Holocaust Education by Zehavit Gross & Ela Luria (University of Haifa)

11.15 – 12.00: (Hi)story Telling in XR – Prototypes from the Project SPUR.lab by Bettina Loppe & Swantje Bansen (Brandenburg Association for Culture and History, Brandenburg Memorials Foundation)

12.00 – 12.45: Learning with Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies – Empirical Findings of a Qualitative Survey among High School Students by Anja Ballis, Lisa Schwendemann & Oliver Schreer, Ingo Feldmann (LMU München, Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin)

13.00 – 14.00: Exploring XR Media – “Ernst Grube – Das Vermächtnis”, “Eva Umlauf – Ihr Zeugnis”, Auschwitz VR

The event will be hybrid and can be accessed online at the following link:


Meeting ID: 922 1734 1405

ID code: 049829