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Series of online events on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on 25 January 2021

On the occasion of the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January and in the framework of the 80th anniversary of the Manifesto di Ventotene, the Historical Archives of the EU is organizing a series of online events on the EUI web radio Radio Cavolo.

The first event, on 27 January at 10:00, consists in an interview with Simonetta Luzzati, a survivor of racial persecutions following the promulgation of racial laws in Italy in 1938. Simonetta Luzzati started attending the Jewish school in Turin in spring 1942 and will recount the struggles she went through during the German occupation, when her family had to flee, first to Val d’Aosta and then to other towns in the region of Piedmont.

The second event takes place on 28 January at 10:00 on the topic of Sport and Shoah. Speakers include Sergio Giuntini, author of the book “Sport and Shoah” and member of the Italian Society of History of Sport, and Gherardo Bonini, HAEU archivist. The conference is a follow up to last year’s conference at Villa Salviati “Campioni della Memoria: Stories of Athletes Deported to Concentration Camps”. The speakers will discuss Sergio Giuntini’s book and address issues, such as the rise of anti-Semitism, particularly in Austria and Germany, the racial laws of 1938, the Italian resistance, as well as the memory of the Holocaust.

Finally, on 29 January at 12:00, the writer and historian Graziella Bonansea will present her latest novel “Più che la notte”. In the book, the theme of the Holocaust is lived and revisited through the daily experience of the young student Guglielmo. Source of inspiration for the novel is the story of the Franciscan friar Maximilian Kolbe, who lived his last days in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Follow these events on the EUI-independent web radio Radio Cavolo.

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