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Giorno della Memoria - Reading Of The Names (690 Park Ave. 9 am - 3 pm)



Giorno della Memoria - Reading Of The Names (690 Park Ave. 9 am - 3 pm)





Every year, on the occasion of Remembrance Day, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the CUNY’s John Calandra Italian American Institute and the NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò promote a series of events to commemorate the victims of the Shoah. This year, diplomatic representatives of other European countries accepted to take active part to these events, with a commitment to reiterate solidarity and shared values on a European level.

The overall program of initiatives includes the following events:

January 24th 9:00 am – 8.30 pm.
Primo Levi Center, Italian Academy at Columbia University, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Calandra Institute at CUNY

UNDER GLASS. Museums and the Memory of Nazi-Fascism, the Holocaust and World War II: Toward a Shared European History?
On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Consulate General of Italy, Centro Primo Levi, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, the Alliance of Columbia University and the Italian Cultural Institute present a jointly organized symposium dedicated to European museums of memory and history. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Germany and the Consulate General of France.

January 26th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Italian Cultural Institute.

Paper Lives. The Little Known Story of Foreign Jews Interned in Italy
Presentation: Anna Pizzuti, curator of the database and historical portal on foreign Jews in Italy during World War II, presents her work.
Film screening: E42 by Cynthia Madansky, produced during her fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The film is centered on the story of Katja Tenenbaum, who was born in a town South of Rome where her parents were interned as foreign Jews. Casting Tenenbaum’s reflection against those of Hannah Arendt, — whose work is Tenenbaum’s focus as a scholar— the film poses questions on displacement, memory and oblivion. 

January 27th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Consulate General of Italy in New York

Ceremony of the reading of the names of the Jews deported from Italy and Italian territories.
On January 27, 2017 between 9 am and 3 pm, diplomats, institutional representatives and civil society will read the names of all Jewish men, women and children deported from Italy and Italian controlled territories during the Fascist-Nazi persecution. During the ceremony we will read brief accounts of the lives of men, women and children whom the Nazi and Fascist regimes had labeled as “foreign Jews” or “stateless Jews”. Some of them arrived in Italy in an attempt to leave Europe, remained trapped and were eventually deported to Auschwitz. The stories have been collected by Anna Pizzuti starting with the book Paper Lives. The ceremony will be held on the sidewalk of Park Avenue in front of the Consulate General of Italy.

February 8, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Italian Academy

Holocaust Remembrance: Looted Art, Nazism, and Fascism.
Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with an annual academic event exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In previous years, the Academy broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. This year, the symposium will focus on looted art under the Nazi and Fascist regimes.


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