Crowdsourcing memories: The World MemoryProject tells the story of the Holocaust digitally
,May 23, 2011
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com WorldMemory Project crowdsources memories to provide another way toremember and learn from the past.
People line up for the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Credit: AP)
(CBS/What's Trending) - The word memory evokes different things for many of us. In the digital age, memory has a double meaning, sometimes even more. Thereis cultural memory, and there is institutional memory. Then there's the collectiveglobal memory of humanity.Technology has infused us with ways to absorb more information, which in turncreates new avenues of memories and imbues old memories with new context.What if your memories were missing? Maybe even stolen from you by somehorrific event of the past, like the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution against the