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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Legal Studies

Reader 1

Mark Golub

Reader 2

Ken Gonzales-Day

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2019 Miriam E Bankier


As the 75th year anniversary of the Holocaust approaches, the generational shift and dwindling number of Holocaust survivors is becoming a prevalent issue in Holocaust memorialization. Holocaust memory has always depended on narratives from survivors, which are often made possible through institutions such as museums and memorial foundations. Yet, there is currently a shift in these institutions, as they face the needs of younger generations, who are pushing for more technology and community involvement. This thesis examines the consequences of these trends for Holocaust memorialization. These consequences are worrisome and scary for those closely linked to the Holocaust. However, through case studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial, this paper will show in what ways these consequences actually open new possibilities for remembrance.

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