Bringing Auschwitz to life virtually

On Sunday 6th November, Chigwell and Hainault United Synagogue invites the local community to join them in a unique virtual journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration camps without leaving their seats.

The Triumph of Spirit, is gripping, powerful documentary which uses VR (virtual reality) technology to give viewers an immersive 360 degree experience taking them inside the camp. Narrated by world-renowned speaker and historian, Israel Goldwasser, the film shows the power of the human spirit and its ability to not only survive, but to overcome against all odds.

The hour-long film was produced by Israeli based company, ‘A Victory of the Spirit’ which was founded 15 years ago by 3 ultra-Orthodox women, who along with Israel Goldwasser and a team of Holocaust researchers will be travelling from Israel to attend the event in person.

Rabbi Rafi Goodwin of Hainault and Chigwell Synagogue has seen the film and was so deeply moved by this powerful production that he wanted others to have the opportunity to watch it for themselves.

“I can’t recommend this highly enough. It is such an amazing initiative which allows people of all ages to experience what our people went through during the Holocaust. Not everyone can easily arrange a trip to Auschwitz or may be apprehensive to do so, but this production enables everyone to get a tour while also educating and inspiring the participants.”

He adds: “We are blessed that we are able to offer this experience to our community and are extremely thankful to our generous donors who have enabled us to subsidise this event. The uptake has been really great. We can see there is definitely a demand for this event and would love it if as many people as possible are able to share in this unique opportunity.”

The viewing will take place on Sun 6th November at 8pm (prompt) at Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue and is open to members and non-members alike. Doors open at 7:45pm

Tickets cost £15 each and can be booked online.

Refreshments will be served.

*Please note that it is suggested that only those over the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah should attend, due to the content of the film *



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