Feb 15

Selfies in Auschwitz: The Challenges of Holocaust Memory in a Digital Age


Los Angeles, CA

Co-Sponsor
Holocaust Museum LA
Presentations
Are selfies at Holocaust memorial sites ever acceptable? Join Americans for BGU and the Holocaust Museum LA for a special presentation from Prof. Jackie Feldman, professor of Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, as he explores the ever-changing dynamics of preserving and honoring memory in the modern age of technology and social media.
Featured Speaker:
Prof. Jackie Feldman
Professor of Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location
Holocaust Museum LA
100 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Prof. Jackie Feldman, PhD is a full professor of anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He holds the Yaakov and Poriah Avnon Chair in Holocaust Studies and heads the Esther and Sidney Rabb Center for Holocaust Studies. He was an Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member at UC Berkeley in Fall 2022. He has published two books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. Prof. Feldman’s current research project, funded by the Israel Science Foundation and the German Association for Scholarly Research (DAAD), is “Memorial, museum, smartphone: Transmitting Holocaust memory in a digital generation.” This research examines how structures of authority, place memory, and social solidarities change as a result of widespread digital technologies and social media.