The holocaust on tiktok. Challenges and opportunities for the new frontier of holocaust remembrance

Online seminar initiative by the project «Countering Holocaust distortion on social media»

27 june 2022

14:00-15:30 CET

TikTok has become the platform of choice for children and young adults, and a growing number of Holocaust organisations, museums and memorials are entering the scene with the clear intention of reaching this target group. Despite an increase in hate speech and the alarming presence of antisemitic messages in the various media formats supported by the platform (video clips, songs, comments, texts, and pictures), experts have started to analyse ways of seriously dealing with the complex history of the Holocaust and with antisemitism on TikTok. At the same time, TikTok provides a valuable opportunity for Holocaust museums to engage with these generations and offer input to combat misperceptions, misinformation and distortion.

This online seminar will examine how TikTok is becoming the new frontier of Holocaust knowledge and memory for the younger generation. Academic experts and stakeholders from Holocaust museums and memorials will present the latest developments and practices developed around the use of this platform.

Welcome Remarks

Stefania Manca

Institute of educational technology, italian national research council
Project coordinator


Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Department of Communication & Journalism/European Forum,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tom Divon

Department of Communication & Journalism
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Iris Groschek

Kz-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme

Marie Kühnel and Tessa Bouwman

Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

Arianna Picistrelli

Fondazione Museo della Shoah – Onlus

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