Lecturer in Film and German Studies and Cardinal Franz Koenig Chair in Austrian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Non-resident Visiting Fellow
The Digital Transformation of Holocaust Memory in Times of COVID-19: Prospects and Challenges for European Societies, Israel and the World
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Europe in March 2020, among several cultural institutions that closed their doors to visitors were also Holocaust memorials. Most institutions relocated on social media platforms establishing #DigitalMemorials or introducing new mediated forms of #RememberingFromHome. The research project analyses this current shift towards social media memory in context of the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in recent years.