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From world war 2 to world war 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland on the internet

Dieter De Bruyn (UGent)
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The Internet has 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 paper explores several Polish examples of World War II and Holocaust commemoration that have recently appeared on the Internet - both on the popular social networking site (SNS) Facebook and on private and institutional websites. Its main premise is that what determines the commemorative value of such online activities is their performative effectiveness. The examination 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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De Bruyn, Dieter. 2011. “From World War 2 to World War 2.0: Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland on the Internet.” In Navigating Landscapes of Mediated Memory, ed. Paul Wilson and Patrick McEntaggart, 81–89. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
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De Bruyn, D. (2011). From world war 2 to world war 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland on the internet. In Paul Wilson & P. McEntaggart (Eds.), Navigating landscapes of mediated memory (pp. 81–89). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
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De Bruyn D. From world war 2 to world war 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland on the internet. In: Wilson P, McEntaggart P, editors. Navigating landscapes of mediated memory. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press; 2011. p. 81–9.
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De Bruyn, Dieter. “From World War 2 to World War 2.0: Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland on the Internet.” Navigating Landscapes of Mediated Memory. Ed. Paul Wilson & Patrick McEntaggart. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011. 81–89. Print.
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  abstract     = {The Internet has 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 paper explores several Polish examples of World War II and Holocaust commemoration that have recently appeared on the Internet - both on the popular social networking site (SNS) Facebook and on private and institutional websites. Its main premise is that what determines the commemorative value of such online activities is their performative effectiveness. The examination 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.},
  author       = {De Bruyn, Dieter},
  booktitle    = {Navigating landscapes of mediated memory},
  editor       = {Wilson, Paul and McEntaggart, Patrick},
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  pages        = {81--89},
  publisher    = {Inter-Disciplinary Press},
  series       = {Critical Issues},
  title        = {From world war 2 to world war 2.0: commemorating war and holocaust in Poland on the internet},
  year         = {2011},
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