Giorno della Memoria in New York

Events in New York City




January 25 at 6:00 pm

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 686 Park Avenue, New York

Book discussion: Primo Levi, The Friend by Bianca Guidetti Serra (CPL Editions, 2015)

Opening remarks: Giorgio Van Straten (Italian Cultural Institute)

Guri Schwarz (Università di Pisa), Alessandro Cassin (Centro Primo Levi). Stella Levi (Centro Primo Levi) will read from the book.

January 26 at 6:00 pm

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’, 24 West 12th Street

Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei (2013) by Jeffrey Bonna and Catherine Campbell

Opening remarks: Stefano Albertini. Post screening discussion: Catherine Campbell

January 27 between 9 am and 3 pm

Consulate General of Italy, 689 Park Avenue

Ceremony. Readings of the names of the Jews deported from Italy and the Italian territories.

Opening remarks: Consul General Natalia Quintavalle and Alessandro Di Rocco (President, Centro Primo Levi)

Excerpts from Primo Levi’s writings will be read during the ceremony by guest and by the students of the Italian high school Guglielmo Marconi.

January 28 at 6:00 pm

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd St, 17th Floor

Book discussion. Renzo De Felice’s book The Jews in Fascist Italy (Enigma, 2006, 2015)

Frank Adler (Macalester College), Stanislao Pugliese (Hofstra University), Alexander Stille (Columbia University), Guri Schwarz (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Ernest Ialongo (Hostos Community College)

February 1 at 6:00 pm

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’, 24 West 12th Street

Book presentation: “L’Eclisse dell’Antifascismo” (Laterza, 2015) by Manuela Consonni.

Opening remarks: Stefano Albertini and Natalia Indrimi (Centro Primo Levi)

Manuela Consonni (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Michael Livingston (Rutgers University)

February 4 at 5:30 pm

Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue

Panel: Being a Child during the Holocaust

Patricia Heberer Rice (US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC) and Emily Langer (Washington Post)

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