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  • The Consulate General of Italy commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, by reading the names of Italian Jews who were deported from Italy on Monday 29th. In memory of the victims, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Calandra Institute at CUNY, and La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi will host multiple educational programs concerning the ideologies that lead to the Holocaust, such as antisemitism.
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Friday January 27th
    The Primo Levi Center is collaborating with the most influential Italian-American institutions in New York City to pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives during the Holocaust and to use this time for reflection.
  • Art & Culture
    Natasha Lardera(February 03, 2014)
    The Longest Journey: the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes, by filmmaker Ruggero Gabbai and based on research conducted by Liliana Picciotto and Marcello Pezzetti, is a documentary that weaves together testimonies of three Jews who have survived Auschwitz – Stella Levi, Sami Modiano and Albert Israel. The film was presented at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo in collaboration with the Primo Levi Center as part of the program dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • What is a genocide and how does it occur? This is a question that we Italians can and should ask as Remembrance Day (January 27th) approaches again this year. We should ask ourselves if what e remember and how we remember is enough. And, we should take into consideration the sense of saturation that this institutional recurrence can provoke in some of us. Can we try to ask some new historiographical questions this year, seventy years after the beginnings of the deportation from Italy? Is the category of genocide useful for the historical interpretation of the Holocaust in Italy, and specifically of the Italian participation in the deportations and extermination of Jews in 1943-45?