Katyn Pro Memoria

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client: Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia
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Katyn Pro Memoria

In April and May 1940 by a decision of the highest authority of Soviet Union.

At least 22 thousand Polish prisoners and POWs were murdered Bodies of 4,415 of them were buried in the Katyn Forest.
Katyn Pro Memoria is a form of commemoration an paying tribute to those who perished.

Tragic stories are usually told through drastic content and long descriptions.
By creating the Katyn Pro Memoria project, we wanted to talk about the tragedy in a personal and engaging way.

We've created an immersive experience in which the user visits the Katyn forest and gets to see this place with his or hers own eyes.
While walking through the forest the user listens to the voices from the past. He or she hears the story told by the witnesses, families, as well as doctors or people involved in exhumation. This way allowed us to create a moving experience.

The website consists of three narrative paths. Audio module consists of memories, letters, documents. In the the recording module you will find video footage shot in the Katyn forest. It allows the visitor to see what the crime scene looks like today. Third section allows to commemorate each of the victims separately by lighting the candle of remembrance.

The audio and video materials are a good way to convey content to older users, that are not used to reading long text using screens.
Superskrypt is responsible for the „Light the candle of remembrance” campaign.

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In April and May 1940 by a decision of the highest authority of Soviet Union, at least 22 thousand Polish prisoners and POWs were murdered Bodies of 4,415 of them were buried in the Katyn Forest. Katyn Pro Memoria is a form of commemoration an paying tribute to those who perished. Each visitor can light the candle of remembrance for a victim.

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