The Holocaust Gets Meme’d

Everyone knows the oft-repeated Holocaust refrain of “never forget”. But this is the internet, and here byte-sized memes rule the roost; The Buzzfeedification of online nostalgia has changed the paradigm of remembrance from never forgetting to “Look at us! We’re remembering!”

Exhibit A) This image, found on Lithuanian comedy site, and seemingly created on the meme-generating

644377_119118304940707_835587396_nSo what is it? A tasteless joke? Meta-commentary on the internet’s tendency to cheapen important things by adding bold, white font? Perhaps it’s a genuine attempt to give Holocaust education an update for the internet age.  I don’t know. But it’s got my attention.

What do you think?

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