The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Wiener Library Blog

List of Postings Add a comment

#WLdebate 2017 - A Round-up of Top Tweets

Posted by Jessica Green, Monday 30th January, 2017

exhibitions staff blog

At a time when violence and upheaval in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and elsewhere have created an upsurge in the number of refugees, people are becoming more aware of the important role language plays in shaping our perception of forced migration and those affected by it. To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, we went online and invited the Twitter community to join our fifth annual Social Media Debate on 24 January 2017.

Over the course of an hour, we asked a series of eight questions under the theme of this year's debate - Refugees or Migrants? Discussing Forced Migration Online.

We received an array of thoughtful comments and thoughts from individuals and institutions around the world. Below are some of our favourite tweets of the day.

Please report misuse to our Education team.


Add a comment

Your e-mail address will not be revealed to the public.
HTML is forbidden, but line-breaks will be retained.
This can be a URL of an image or a YouTube video, etc (we'll handle the media embedding from there!)
This is to prevent automatic submissions.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear immediately.