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Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions.

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This August 2018 photo shows Holocaust survivor Max Glauben sitting in an interactive green screen room while filming a piece for the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas. Glauben will be the latest to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. Glauben, who turns 91 on Monday, had lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march. (McGuire Boles/Dallas Holocaust Museum via AP)


Max Glauben lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis.

The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. The images are currently being shown at museums in Illinois, Ohio, New York and Texas.

Executive director Stephen Smith says the foundation is in a "race against time" as it works to get more recordings.

Glauben was 17 when he U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march at the end of World War II. He turns 91 on Monday.

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This August 2018 photo shows Holocaust survivor Max Glauben sitting in an interactive green screen room while filming a piece for the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas. Glauben will be the latest to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. Glauben, who turns 91 on Monday, had lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march. (McGuire Boles/Dallas Holocaust Museum via AP)

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A Dimensions in Testimony exhibit featuring Holocaust survivor William Morgan using an interactive virtual conversation is shown at the the Holocaust Museum Houston Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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In this October 2017 photo, visitors watch Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall at The Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience in the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill. The experience combines high-definition holographic interview recordings and voice recognition technology to enable Holocaust Survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and respond to questions from the audience. (Robert Kusel/Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center via AP)

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In this October 2017 photo, Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall stands in front of a hologram of herself at The Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience in the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill. The experience combines high-definition holographic interview recordings and voice recognition technology to enable Holocaust Survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and respond to questions from the audience. (Ron Gould/Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center via AP)

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Matthew Rosca-Halmagean, 17, center, a student at Westchester Academy for International Studies, asks a question to Holocaust survivor William Morgan using an interactive virtual conversation exhibit at the the Holocaust Museum Houston Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Amy Frake, center, explains to students, from Westchester Academy for International Studies, how to ask a question to Holocaust survivor William Morgan using an interactive virtual conversation exhibit at the the Holocaust Museum Houston Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Matthew Rosca-Halmagean, 17, right, a student at Westchester Academy for International Studies, asks a question to Holocaust survivor William Morgan using an interactive virtual conversation exhibit at the the Holocaust Museum Houston Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded 18 interactive testimonies with Holocaust survivors over the last several years. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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