Entfernte Erinnerung. Wie Gedenkstätten auf die COVID-19 Pandemie reagieren

E-Newsletter International School for Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem - Sunday, 15.11.2020

Contribution by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann for the German E-Newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem about digital projects and social media initiatives launched by Holocaust memorials and museums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many Holocaust memorials and museums were forced to close their exhibitions and sites due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann’s contribution describes how they responded with increased activities on social media platforms. Although most of the memorials experimented already very actively with digital tools and formats, several new projects were launched with the aim to maintain access to the sites in times of social distancing, and enable collective forms of commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps online. Ebbrecht-Hartmann introduces a broad variety of projects for online commemoration, virtual visits, and digital education.