Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Lecturer in Film and German Studies and Cardinal Franz Koenig Chair in Austrian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Non-resident Fellow
(October 2020)


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.

Previous stays at the IWM:

June–July 2020, Non-resident Visiting Fellow