Social media and the transmission of Holocaust memory
28 January 2020 | 1:46 pm
As the Holocaust is remembered 75 years after the horrors of Nazi death camps, how can the intergenerational transmission of memory be secured? Could social media play a role? We take a look at some examples.
In this article
3 Mar 2022
Many posts on social media claiming to pertain to the current conflict in Ukraine are in fact videos and photos different events in other regions that happened several years ago. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
7 Mar 2022
Social media posts may seem insignificant when compared with the brutality on the ground in Ukraine, but what goes viral is directly affecting the war and Russia knows this. This Friday, the chairman of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin railed against foreign social media, calling it a "weapon" that Russia "must oppose". This comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky secured a series of victories against Russia on the international stage, thanks in no small part to his internet star power.
12 Mar 2022
We bring you the front pages, which focus on the victims of Vladimir Putin's brutal war in Ukraine. Also, we look at the origins of the "Z" symbol, which has become a way to express support for Putin and the invasion. Papers dedicate their editions to the women of Ukraine, whether they are fighting on the frontlines or giving birth in basements. Finally, we look at how Ukraine's first lady has emerged from the shadows to rally Ukrainians and boost morale.
27 Mar 2022
We look at the Russian commander dubbed the "butcher of Mariupol" by the Times of London. We also discover a photo from a paediatric hospital that has come to define the war in Ukraine. Plus, Prince William and Kate are accused of colonial overtones in their official tour of the Caribbean, Italy crashes and burns in its World Cup qualifier and the founder of modern Internet culture, the GIF, passes away.
9 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka's government said restrictions on access to social media platforms came a day after protesters defied a nationwide curfew to demand government accountability.
28 Apr 2022
A Roman Catholic priest has begun documenting the stories of those whose lives have been devastated by the war in Ukraine. Father Patrick Desbois is a former head of the Church's Commission for Relations with Judaism and spent years documenting the murder of 1.5 million Jews by the Nazis in Ukraine. He has now turned his attention to the present day, gathering eyewitness accounts from victims of what he says are war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russian troops. He joined us for Perspective.
29 Apr 2022
On January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials met at a Berlin villa to discuss the "final solution" to "the Jewish question." Deportations to ghettos and concentration camps had already begun, but the Wannsee Conference coordinated plans for the systematic murder of European Jews.
29 May 2022
Egyptian influencers, especially women, have become the target of a crackdown by authorities. At least a dozen women have been prosecuted since 2020 for ''attacking family values''. Two of them, Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, were sentenced to three and six years in jail on charges of "attacking society's values" and "inciting human trafficking". Like many TikTokers, they made videos of themselves dancing and lip-synching to music. For more on the crackdown, we speak to Souleimene Benghazi, an Egypt and Tunisia campaigner at Amnesty International.
13 Jun 2022
Journalist and author Linda Kinstler's new book, "Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends", combines a deeply personal family history during World War II with the universal themes of collective memory, justice and national identity. The topics are all the more relevant as Europe grapples with its worst land war in decades. She joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
24 Jun 2022
Nigerian stakeholder discuss the potential effects of a draft regulation that requires online platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Tiktok to register and open offices in Nigeria and appoint contact persons with the government's information technology development agency.
20 Oct 2022
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports that Kanye West is going to buy right-wing social media platform Parler.
9 Nov 2022
Smart algorithms can bundle and evaluate information at lightning speed, which helps determine what content is shown to users. This benefits apps like Shein and TikTok enormously.
4 hours ago
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has secured yet another term in office, after an historic election which went to a runoff. The Turkish leader fought back a tough challenge from opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
4 hours ago
Ukrainian authorities said that Kyiv had shot down 37 missiles and 29 drones. The Ukrainian capital has faced increasing bombardment over the month of May.
4 hours ago
GuardianTV went on the street of Abuja to ask what they expect from the new administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as it takes effective from today May 29.
5 hours ago
Niger Delta Group declares support for Tinubu's Presidency.
5 hours ago
Known as a political "godfather," Bola Tinubu is taking charge of the government while Nigeria reels under economic distress and insecurity.
5 hours ago
These are the moments Kwara, Kaduna, Lagos, Zamfara, Kastina Governors take the oath of office.