Azrieli Foundation

Re:collection


An award winning interactive digital experience that keeps the voices and memories of Canadian Holocaust survivors alive.

memoirs.azrielifoundation.org/recollection

The Azrieli Foundation is devoted to publishing the memoirs of Canadian Holocaust survivors, memoirs that are rich with photographs, letters, home movies and other artifacts. Riddle Films was engaged to create short films as teasers to the memoirs including present-day interviews with survivors and animated storytelling. All of this material gave The Foundation a wealth of incredible content, but they needed help designing an experience that would keep the survivors’ voices alive for future generations of Canadians.

The digital experience needed to be engaging, emotional and accurate. It needed to connect with high school students, many of whom know very little about the events that took place in Europe in the 1930s and 40s.  We based the design on a set of universal human themes, like family, childhood, discrimination and survival. We then mapped the videos, photo galleries and memoir excerpts to those themes to tie the content all together. Viewers can make their own personally meaningful collections of content that resonate most with them and support their school projects.

Detail showing connections between themes and survivors
Image of audio player
2016 Communicator Awards

Winner of 2 Gold Communicator Awards


Awarded gold in Education and Not for Profit/Charity

Roles on This Project

design director, user experience designer, content strategist

research with educators

information architecture

user experience design

content strategy

research with educators

information architecture

user experience design

content strategy






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