Yad Vashem Partners With Israeli Video Startup Wibbitz For Holocaust Stories
April 12, 2018 | Just before Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12, Israel’s official memorial to Holocaust victims Yad Vashem announced a cooperation with Israeli video platform startup Wibbitz. Yad Vashem will use Wibbitz to make Holocaust stories documented in texts and sound clips into video clips, through the company’s artificial intelligence platform. The goal is to create visual content that is shareable and can be easily distributed online. Wibbitz, founded in 2011 by Yotam Cohen and Zohar Dayan, creates video content for over 400 sites and has locations in Tel Aviv, New York, and Paris. The Jerusalem-based Yad Vashem was established in 1953 as a memorial dedicated to preserving the memory of Holocaust victims and those who fought Nazi oppressors as well as researching genocide and the Holocaust phenomenon.