Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg, Motti Neiger

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This book aims to unravel a paradox: how can a society communicate awe? How can an event that is so markedly positioned at the limits of human experience (Friedlander, 1992a: 3) be mass mediated in a manner that is intelligible and meaningful and yet retains the aura of awe? That is, how do mass media bridge the gap between their default, standardizing modes of operation and anything-but-routine notions of reverence, fear and wonder? The Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism Law of 1959 legislated by the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) asserts that: On Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism two minutes of silence will be observed nationwide. All manner of work and transportation must cease to operate during this period of time. Memorial services, public gatherings and ceremonies will take place in military bases and educational institutions.. Programmes aired on the radio will express the uniqueness of the day; entertainment establishments will feature only appropriate contents.1

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalPalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
StatePublished - 2014

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© 2014, Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg and Motti Neiger.


  • Collective Memory
  • Holocaust Survivor
  • Israeli Society
  • Media Memory
  • Terror Attack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Linguistics and Language


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