The Shadows of Shoah iPad App

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The systematic murder of millions of  European Jews must not be reduced to a faceless statistic or historical anomaly.

Shadows of  Shoah is an artistic project, communicating the gravity and significance of the Holocaust in a unique way. Using black and white photography and original music, selected episodes from survivors’ experiences are presented in a brief, compelling format.

To reach a new generation for whom the Holocaust holds little relevance or significance, Perry and Sheree  Trotter have attempted to produce powerful and evocative art while carefully maintaining historical accuracy.

Perry Trotter is a professional photographer and composer based north of Auckland, New Zealand.  Shadows of  Shoah  research and interviews are conducted by Sharee Trotter,  project managment is by Henk Hoogvliet, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Shadows of  Shoah iPad app contains a sample of their work to date:

  • two videos featuring the accounts of five survivors
  • black and white portraits

Also included are links providing further information on the events and places referenced in the survivors’ accounts along with suggestions for further study.

The Shadows of  Shoah  production schedule:

  • an international audiovisual art exhibition. Shadows of Shoah will exist as a permanent installation as well as a touring exhibition for use by museums, galleries, community cultural centres, schools, libraries, churches and synagogues.  A detailed explanatory video is available for on-line viewing by potential sponsors, upon request.
  • on-line movies at 
  • a simplified static photographic exhibition
  • a  Shadows of  Shoah coffee table book
  • iPad app will include a comprehensive teaching plan and a full range of Holocaust related resources. The iPad is rapidly gaining acceptance by educators around the world. Offering a fully developed app free of charge will facilitate  Shadows of  Shoah‘s worldwide distribution.

While visiting friends at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, Israel, in 2008, Perry and Sheree  Trotter interviewed and photographed seven Holocaust survivors. More recently they met and photographed nineteen survivors in cooperation with Sydney Jewish Museum and Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre and a smaller number here in New Zealand.  At time of writing Perry and Sheree  Trotter photographed thirty survivors and their intention is to continue until they have recorded the accounts of at least seven survivors in each of seven locations around the world.

Concept, photography and music © Copyright 2008-2011 Perry Trotter. Interviews and research by Sharee Trotter.  iPad app coded by Zahn Trotter

AppShadows of Shoah by Perry Trotter

Compatible:  iPad only
Category:  Photo & Video
Released:  November 22, 2011
Publisher:  Perry Trotter
Price: Free (get app)


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