Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two Events In Honor of Remembrance Day


Italy was one of the first European countries to establish “Remembrance Day,” an international memorial day held around the world each year on January 27. In this context, the Italian Embassy and Consulates, and the Italian Cultural Institutes in the United States offer a wide range of cultural events to maintain the memory of the Holocaust in younger generations and to continue honoring the victims of the Holocaust. This year's commemorative events are also part of “2013 - Year of Italian Culture in the United States.”

“The Italian diplomatic network in the United States - stated Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy in Washington - is making a special effort to stress the meaning of this day, a plea to never forget the horrors of the Holocaust and to guard against all forms of anti-Semitism in the future.”

The Embassy in Washington is hosting two events. The first will begin today at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation of the play “1938 - The Invention of the Enemy.” January 24 Event Information here.

The second event will take place at the Embassy on Monday, January 28: a screening of the film “The Righteous Enemy,” directed in 1987 by Joseph Rochlitz. January 28 Event Information here.

Over the course of these next few days, numerous events will be held at the Consulates and the Italian Cultural Institutes in major U.S. cities. From New York to San Francisco, from Boston to Philadelphia, from Chicago to Miami, from Los Angelesto Newark, ample space will be devoted to commemorations, presentations, conferences, and film screenings on the Holocaust and its remembrance.

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