Future Memory? Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age

Presentation by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann in the seminar for teachers from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at Yad Vashem

How do we commemorate, teach and learn about the Holocaust in the digital age?

Digitization lead to significant transformations of Holocaust memory on several levels. It affects the preservation of historical sources and their accessibility. Digital Holocaust memory enables new forms of connectivity: between past and present, between different users, and between different sources and media. An important potential of digital technology is simulation, not only but foremost through virtual and augmented reality. Will these developments enable new forms of engagement with the past? The Visual History of the Holocaust project, which the presentation introduces among other digital memory initiatives, explores new ways of engagement through the digital curation of images, voices and historical places.

Monday, 10.06.2019, 13:30
International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Mount of Remembrance, Jerusalem, Israel