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Remembrance Day in NYC. May We Never Forget

The Consulate is joined by the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, la Scuola d'Italia, CUNY’s John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to commemorate the victims of the Shoah.

The economic situation of the Jews in Italy is becoming more and more precarious. [...]
"As the anti-Jewish provisions prohibit Italian Jews from having any part in industrial
enterprises, [...] In fact, these enterprises are being expropriated at a price set by
government experts in return for governments bonds, which are not redeemable. In a
number of cities Jews are compelled to mover their shops […], opening new businesses
is prohibited [...], thousands of Jewish employees have lost their employment, [...] all
Jewish army and navy officers are dismissed [...], some of them have reacted by
committing suicide. [...] Having their property confiscated, they are left with no choice
other than to emigrate [...] According to the latest figures, 3,700 Jews were baptized
during the last 6 months [...].
1939 Memorandum, Joint Distribution Committee Memorandum."

In the year 2000 the European Union adopted January 27 (the day on which in 1945 the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz) as a Day of Remembrance, to commemorate the victims of the Shoah and to promote the fight against racism and discrimination. The United Nations ratified the anniversary with a resolution in November 2005.

Each year the main Italian cultural and academic institutions in New York commemorate the Day of Remembrance with a weeklong series of cultural events. The centerpiece of the commemoration is a public reading of the names of the men, women and children deported from Italy and the Italian territories.

The reading will take place in front of the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue and 69th street.

Events at.

Consulate General of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, John Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi.

January 24th, 6:00 pm to 8 pm
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue
Children of the Pentcho (2014)
By Stefano Cattini
Film screening and panel discussion with Stefano Cattini.

January 25th, 1.30 pm 2018
Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi
12 E 96th Street
1938-1945: The Persecution of the Jews in Italy. A Documentary History
A traveling Exhibition by the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan.
Sponsored by the Monti dei Paschi di Siena and UCEI. By appointment only.

January 28th, 9 am to 3 pm
Consulate General of Italy
690 Park Avenue
Reading of the names of the Jews deported from Italy and the Italian territories.

January 29th, at 6:00 pm
John D Calandra Italian American Institute
25 W 43rd Street, 17th floor
1938 Diversi (2018)
By Giorgio Treves
Film screening and discussion with Giorgio Treves (filmmaker), Ernest Ialongo (Hostos College, CUNY) and Nina Valbousquet (Fordham University)
Produced by Tangram Film/Roberto Levi and Carolina Levi, in collaboration with Sky Arte, Piemonte Film Fund, MiBACT, AB Groupe e AAMOD.

January 30th, at 6:30 pm
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
24 West 12th Street
Eva Wolf (The Romantic Century) and Harvey Sachs (musicologist).

January 31st, at 6:30 pm
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
24 West 12th Street
Redemption Blues (2017)
Film screening and panel discussion with Peter Stastny and Paola Mieli (Après-coup Psychoanalytic Association)
By Peter Stastny
Produced by Peter Stastny, Lucia Schrenk, Roland Hablesreiter – Transmitter Film.

February 1st, at 1.45 pm
La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi sede Liceo
406 East 67th Street
Film screening and presentation of Eravamo Italiani
A 49-minutes documentary film directed by Ruggero Gabbai and produced by Forma International.
Commissioned by the MEIS (Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah), with the initiative of IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) and funded by MIUR (the Italian Ministry of Education and Research). By invitation only.

February 5th, 5.30 pm
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies of Columbia University
161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
Symposium, “Antisemitism, Hate Speech, and Social Media”
Susan McGregor (Columbia Journalism School)
Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo School of Law).

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