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The Last Goodbye

The Toronto Holocaust Museum welcomes a special opportunity for experiential learning. Beginning January 2024, The Last Goodbye, an award-winning, virtual-reality (VR) film that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Toronto-based Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, will be available to experience at the Toronto Holocaust Museum. Using VR goggles, the immersive experience enables viewers to virtually walk with Pinchas as he travels through the camp including on the railway car, gas chamber, shower room, and barracks of Majdanek. Pinchas’ testimony provides vivid recollections of his heartbreaking story of suffering, survival, and resilience. The Last Goodbye offers a visceral and engaging experience to learn about this unique history at a time when firsthand witness accounts of the atrocities are diminishing.

FREE

Suggested contribution in any amount encouraged

Sundays, 1pm-5pm & Wednesdays 4pm-8pm | January 2024- April 2025 Special exhibit Special exhibit

Due to the graphic nature of the content this program is intended for individuals 13+, use of VR goggles are not recommended for anyone under that age.

The Last Goodbye Hours

  • Sunday

    1pm-5pm

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    Closed

  • Wednesday

    4pm-8pm

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • Friday

    Closed

  • Saturday

    Closed

Location

Ekstein Family Learning Lab

Anita and Frank Ekstein Holocaust Library at the Toronto Holocaust Museum
4588 Bathurst Street

Important pre-booking information

What you need to know in advance of the experience

  • Due to the graphic nature of the content this program is intended for individuals 13+, use of VR goggles are not recommended for anyone under that age.

  • The experience includes an introduction, short video, the 17-minute VR film experience, and an optional reflection debrief. The entire program is approximately 45 minutes.

  • THM staff and volunteers are there to facilitate the experience and answer questions.

  • To help prepare you with context, we recommend a visit to the Toronto Holocaust Museum’s permanent exhibition in advance of the VR experience. Seeing the Museum exhibition will provide you with the necessary tools to unpack and critically consider your experience with The Last Goodbye. Book your visit to the Museum here.

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Credits

The Last Goodbye debuted in in 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was created by award-winning filmmaker Gabo Arora and Ari Palitz, produced by Arora and Stephen Smith, the Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, and co-produced by Here Be Dragons, MPC VR and Otoy, in partnership with LightShed and USC Shoah Foundation. It features an original soundtrack by Dražen Bošnjak of Q Department and Installation Experience by award-winning designer David Korins.

There is nothing better than accepting another human being as yourself.

Pinchas Gutter Holocaust Survivor & Educator