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Jewish Genocide

Art and the Shoah

On Thursday 19 (h.10.00/17.00) and Friday 20 of April (h. 10.00/13.00), an encounter on the universal importance of the singularity of the Shoah, through an exploration of the connections of the Shoah with art but also with the various types of micro-events arising when individuals meet with people, places, names, allusions, monuments, landscapes, ruins, architectures in places of memory, mementos, and other material fragments of the lives of the victims, witnesses, and perpetrators.


​Remembering my father, Dr. Ho Feng Shan

My father would have been astonished by the honors that have since been accorded him. To him, the reason for doing what he did was simply this, he said: “On seeing the tragic plight of the Jews, it is natural to feel deep compassion, and from the standpoint of humanity, to be impelled to help them". By Ho Manli 


Giulio De Benedetti or the failure to understand the subliminal message of the “mystical”

The interview granted by Hitler to Giulio De Benedetti in March 1923 is a rarity. Vincenzo Pinto, curator of a commented critical edition of the Mein Kampf, explores the features of  the charismatic leader, the reasons of his appeal and why it was impossible to grasp his intentions from the start.


The racist laws on the dock

A Trial against the racist laws, whose 80th anniversary recurs this year. We are not only motivated by this recurrence. Italy has never done a proper soul searching on what had been a true abomination from the juridic and moral point of view.


Yad Vashem remembers the Righteous teachers

While Nazism raged all over Europe, some people decided not to turn a blind eye in the face of persecution. Many of them were teachers, all having in common a deep humanity and consistency with what they had been teaching in the classroom for years, reciprocal respect and peaceful coexistence among human beings.


The "miracle" of Shanghai

Interview with Nicola Zavaglia, the director - together with René Balcer - of Above the Drowning Sea, a 90-minute documentary about the incredible tale of the Jews who fled to Shanghai. The voices of the film are those of Julianna Margulies and Tony Goldwyn (familiar faces of the tv series The Good Wife and Scandal)


Shoah

the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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The book

Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Featured story

Guelfo Zamboni

he opposed the Nazis in order to rescue Italian and Greek Jews