Aug
01
2007

Holocaust Memorial Museum + Google Earth

Do you have Google Earth? I recommend it. It's fun, and it's amazing - and you can see your house from space.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has partnered with Google to use Google Earth in a new, and incredibly powerful way. Below is the text from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website on this new use of Google Earth.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined with Google in an unprecedented online mapping initiative. Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. The Museum has assembled content—photographs, data, and eyewitness testimony—from a number of sources that are brought together for the first time in Google Earth.

Crisis in Darfur is the first project of the Museum's Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative that will over time include information on potential genocides allowing citizens, governments, and institutions to access information on atrocities in their nascent stages and respond.

"Educating today's generation about the atrocities of the past and present can be enhanced by technologies such as Google Earth. When it comes to responding to genocide, the world's record is terrible. We hope this important initiative with Google will make it that much harder for the world to ignore those who need us the most."— Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, USHMM

Check it out.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

How can you help prevent genocide? Stay informed. Start by learning more about Darfur.

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