Building the world’s largest online library on genocide

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Building the world’s largest online library on genocide United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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We in the web design industry like to talk about websites in terms of “storytelling” or “experience.” It feels a little high-handed to describe our design of the USHMM website in those terms, in comparison and deference to the emotional depths plumbed by the physical exhibits. In comparison, the site is, more rightly, a supplement; a “living memorial” built from the same stuff as the physical space, which weaves together a moving and cautionary story about not only the holocaust, but ongoing genocide and ethnic persecution.

 

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