Let TikTok Creators Pretend to Be Victims of the Nazis. It Strengthens Holocaust Memory

Haaretz - Thursday, 10.09.2020

Opinion piece by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann and Tom Divon on campaigns against young social media users role-playing and hashtagging the Holocaust on the social media platform TikTok

Referring to a controversial #HolocaustPOVchallenge on the social media platform TikTok, the article reviews modes of participation, co-creation and engagement with Holocaust memory through social media. It especially explores the potential of the increasingly popular Point-of-View (POV) videos on the instant video-sharing network, which indicate new modes of expression, in which the creators interpret painful social-political events in a creative and playful but also highly engaged way.