Civil Society briefing “The future of Memory”: Holocaust remembrance, History and new media.

Date and time: Thursday, 3 February 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Registration: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1p/k1p7pbukux

About the event:
The briefing will examine how memories of the Holocaust are kept and discussed through new media, and the implications for Holocaust history. Panellists will consider the role of new media as an increasingly important tool for educating the public, especially youth, about the Holocaust, as well as combating Holocaust denial and distortion, antisemitism, and other identity-based hatreds.

The briefing is hosted by the United Nations

Speakers:

Welcome remarks
Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

Moderator
Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Global Communications

Panellists:

  • Eva Pfanzelter, Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
  • Victoria Grace Walden, Director of Learning Enhancement and Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex
  • Stefania Manca, Research Director, Institute of Educational Technology of the National Research Council of Italy
  • Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Karel Fracapane, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • Cory Weiss, Director of Digital Advocacy and Deputy Director of Communications, World Jewish Congress
  • Julana Bredtmann, Program Officer, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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