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Source: Rami Diamond

Alexandra, Clara, and Rami
Museums and Comics as Manifestations of Public History

A Study of the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, and King Ludwig II of Bavaria 

Together, we will explore the two-dimensional world of comics as well as the three-dimensional world of museums, taking you back in time and across the globe—from Jerusalem to Bavaria, but also to Japan and the United States. 

We will investigate different media employed in representing the past as history in the public arena. In particular, we will take a look at the contributions of the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum, the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and at comic​s about King Ludwig II. Through the different media, we aim to better understand public history, with a focus on the meaning of the virtual sphere. 

How is history made accessible to the public? What kind of different media are used to present historic events to a broad audience? Let’s take a closer look at the multiple dimensions of how past events are turned into public history. 

Museums and Comics as Manifestations of Public History
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Group Members

Rami Diamond, Clara Praschl, and Alexandra Werner


Interview with Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Chief Curator of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, conducted by Rami Diamond on 17 January 2021.

Campus Map of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls on the Website of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Yad Vashem online

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Eckert, Knut & Christian (2002). ​King Kini: The Fairy Tale King. The adventures of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. New License.

Glidden, Sarah (2018). ​How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or less​. Drawn and Quarterly.

Higuri, You (2004). Ludwig II. Volume 1: Der Mondkönig. Planet Manga. PANINI Verlags-GmbH.

Higuri, You (2005). Ludwig II. Volume 3: Und Gott wacht über die ganze Welt. Planet Manga. PANINI Verlags-GmbH.

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek / Ingold Zeisberger. Review of King Kini and Ludwig II. Literaturportal Bayern,

Additional Sources

Coen, Paolo (2019). “Moshe Safdie at Yad Vashem: ​Architecture, Politics, Identity.” Pólemos​, 13(1), 43–62.

Goldberg, Amos (2012). “The ‘Jewish narrative’ in the Yad Vashem global Holocaust museum.” Journal of Genocide Research,​ 14(2), 187–213.

Hilmes, Oliver (2015). Ludwig II: Der unzeitgemäße König. Munich: Pantheon.

Kol-Inbar, Yehudit (2013). “Exhibiting the Shoah: a curator’s viewpoint.” ​Post Script​, 32(2), 100–111.

Lu, Fangquing (2017). “Museum architecture as spatial storytelling of historical time: Manifesting a primary example of Jewish space in Yad Vashem Holocaust History Musem.” ​Frontiers of Architectural Research​, Vol. 6(4), 442–455.

Richter, Werner (2008). Ludwig II.: König von Bayern. Munich: Stiebner.


YouTube. “Noisy Buttons - a camera shutter sound short film 4k.” Will Roegge. February 18, 2017.

YouTube. “Pantico Max - B Minor Celtic.” Pantico Drum. 6 June 2018. 

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