Virtuelles Konzert im Denkmal
Visit the Holocaust Memorial

You will need to visit the Memorial to experience the concert in all its unique interactivity. The sound of the instruments changes depending on your location and route through the field of stelae, growing louder or softer, more passionate or muted. This means that the concert you hear will be personal to you.

Outside the Memorial, you can listen to the piece in offline mode in the conventional, non-interactive way.

Here’s how it works:

1. You need an iPhone 4S or 5
2. The download may take some time
(at the Memorial, a free ‘virtual concert’ wifi is available at the corner of Cora-Berliner-Strasse and Hannah-Ahrendt-Strasse)
3. Please disable flight mode before launching the app
4. It may take more than a minute to launch
Harnessing innovative technology

In order to stage this first virtual concert in the world, a complex process was used to re-record all of the instruments in December 2012. Geo-coordinates were assigned to each individual instrument as well as to the female vocalist, and a completely new type of software was developed. This enables the instruments to be perceived in a virtual 3D space within the smartphone application, and to simulate the concert at the Memorial. The listener’s location at the Memorial is identified using the smartphone’s GPS function, and the sound associated with those specific coordinates is determined.

Who is behind the project?

Daniel-Jan Girl, a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, was the driving force behind the initiative.

He was particularly motivated by how future generations would regard the Holocaust and the issue of coming to terms with the past, what form the culture of remembrance would take in the 21st century, and how it could be made relevant to young people.

The virtual concert at the Memorial is also made possible thanks to the support of our many partners. Please contact us if you want to find out more:

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