‘To Sell Holocaust Day to the Children’: Narrating Traumatic Memories as Media Work

Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg, Motti Neiger

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The establishment of Holocaust Remembrance Day as a day of collective ritualistic mourning has created a unique situation in which the memory of the Holocaust is addressed by the vast majority of the Israeli media, on the same day every year (Zandberg, 2010).1 In turn, this assists the tracking of the diachronic development of Israeli Holocaust media memory across time. Thus, the exceptional circumstances that shape the operation of Israeli media on Holocaust Remembrance Day — especially the ways in which they stress the tension between the conventions of Holocaust representation and the routines of media work — help elucidate the constructed and negotiated nature of ‘media professionalism’.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
ISSN (Print)2634-6257
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6265

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014, Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg and Motti Neiger.


  • Broadcast Channel
  • Collective Memory
  • Media Professional
  • News Item
  • Symbolic Capital


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