Holocaust testimonies to be preserved on Blockchain

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Although it was one of the most striking and sad moments in history, many facts about World War II have already been overlooked and at times are even denied as being real. Now the Holocaust testimonies will be preserved in the Blockchain.

The Holocaust, the genocide of Jews committed during the 3rd Reich between the 1930s and 1940s was one of the darkest moments in humanity and a part of our history that must be remembered to never be repeated. To ensure that this moment is always marked, a project decided to register the holocaust testimonies from survivors of this horrific time in our history, on the blockchain, taking advantage of the immutability of this new technology.

According to The Jerusalem Post, the project is being led by Jonathan Dotan, a well-known producer, and writer in Silicon Valley. The idea is to use distributed ledger and blockchain technology to effectively store, distribute and verify the testimonies of Holocaust survivors in an automated way.

For Dotan, there is a great need to preserve the testimonies, being an important knowledge tool and also against the negation of that period.

“Thanks to the willingness of some of the last survivors to share their stories, we were given a great gift: the chance to bring the war back to focus by seeing it through their experiences. Historical memories of atrocities such as genocide are important to be preserved in order not to repeat the same mistakes. ”

Jonathan Dotan

For the project developer, this digitization on the blockchain will serve as an educational source for eternity. To help with this important mission, Dotan chose the blockchains from Hedera Hashgraph and Filecoin, through the Starling Network. The initiative is also supported by the USC Shoah Foundation, which was founded by Steven Spielberg and Stanford cryptographers.

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The Starling Network offers all the technology necessary for the storage, distribution, and verification of Holocaust testimonies, thanks to the security and transparency of the blockchain. But even more important: With the blockchain there will be no entity (governmental or not) capable of changing what is stored in the blockchain.

Although it was one of the most striking and sad moments in history, many facts about World War II have already been overlooked and at times are even denied as being real.

To give you an idea, according to the Jerusalem Post, a survey conducted in 2020 concluded that 1 in 10 adults under the age of 40 did not even hear the word “Holocaust” in their lives.

The survey also found that between millennials and generation Z there is a lot of uncertainty about the genocide and the facts behind the events. About 20% of that age group in New York believed that Jews caused the holocaust.

At the present moment in the world, the preservation of true data is becoming increasingly essential for our development.

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