A new iPhone/iPad app uses advanced technology to tell the Jewish story of Oswiecim, the town in southern Poland where Auschwitz was built. The app is called Oshpitzin – the Yiddish name for the town which had a majority Jewish population before World War II.
A project of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, a Jewish prayer and study center in Oswiecim, the app includes augmented reality, testimonies of survivors, an audio-guide of the town’s Jewish heritage sites and 3D models of the destroyed Great Synagogue.
The app, which supplements an Oshpitzin guidebook and web site that are already operating, was unveiled this week. It will be available soon at the iTunes app store and will be released later this summer for Android.