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World War 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland through Facebook

Dieter De Bruyn UGent (2010) DIGITAL ICONS. 4. p.45-62
abstract
The Internet seems to have become the area where instances of individual and collective remembrance, of private and public commemoration, and of memory and postmemory intersect in a new and effective way. This article explores two Polish examples of World War II and Holocaust commemoration that have recently been issued on Facebook: the Warsaw Rising commemorative campaign and the educational project on the young Holocaust victim Henio Żytomirski. As the analysis demonstrates, what determines the value of such online projects is their performative effectiveness. The examination of both examples aims to contribute to the current debate on cultural memory, in which the focus is increasingly on the dynamical and processual character of remembering, rather than on memory as a static product.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Web 2.0, Facebook, commemorative performance, Poland, cultural memory, World War II, Holocaust
journal title
DIGITAL ICONS
Digital Icons
volume
4
issue title
War, Conflict and Commemoration in the Age of Digital Reproduction
article number
4.3
pages
45 - 62
ISSN
2043-7633
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:301145
VABB type
VABB-1
id
1088978
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1088978
date created
2010-12-17 11:28:13
date last changed
2016-12-21 15:42:24
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  author       = {De Bruyn, Dieter},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4.3:45--4.3:62},
  title        = {World War 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland through Facebook},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
De Bruyn, Dieter. 2010. “World War 2.0: Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland Through Facebook.” Digital Icons 4: 45–62.
APA
De Bruyn, D. (2010). World War 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland through Facebook. DIGITAL ICONS, 4, 45–62.
Vancouver
1.
De Bruyn D. World War 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland through Facebook. DIGITAL ICONS. 2010;4:45–62.
MLA
De Bruyn, Dieter. “World War 2.0: Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland Through Facebook.” DIGITAL ICONS 4 (2010): 45–62. Print.