What are the effects of telling the story of a Holocaust victim on Instagram?

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Through Instagram stories, one Israeli tech executive and his daughter are trying to show the life of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust. The stories are based on the diary entries of Eva Heyman, who was born in Romania in 1931 and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. The project shows the last few months of her life, as if she had an Instagram and a smartphone. The idea is to connect a young generation to the Holocaust in language they can relate to. But some say that telling Eva’s story on Instagram trivializes the horror of the Holocaust.