Primo Levi at the National Book Festival

Multimedia artist Cynthia Madansky produced this short film in tribute to Primo Levi as an introduction to the program at the National Book Festival. She used little known archival images…


Lecha Dodi

Nusach Italki – Syangogue in Padua


The Italian Synagogue in Jerusalem

An early 18th century Rococo synagogue last used in Italy in World War I, it was reconstructed in Israel in 1952 and has since formed the heart of Jerusalem’s Italian-Jewish…


Vanni’s Opening

Centro Primo Levi launched CPL Editions at SF Vanni, Andrea Ragusa’s historical Village store and publisher on 12th Street. By choosing this symbolic place to begin its publishing venture, CPL…


Rav Elio Toaff z’l (1915-2015)

Born on April 30, 1915, in the Tuscan port city of Livorno, Elio Toaff was the son of the chief rabbi of Livorno, Alfredo Sabato Toaff, who discouraged his son…


Yafuzu’ oyevecha

Yafuzu Oyevecha sung by the chief rabbi of Padua Rav A. Locci and B. Sacerdoti. Pictures of Italian Synagogues.  


The Opposition: Giorgina Levi

Giorgina Levi (1910-2011) was an Italian historian, member of Parliament and public intellectual. Born in Turin from politically engaged parents, following Mussolini’s Racial Laws,  was forced to emigrate to Bolivia…

Puglia Gate to Israel

Puglia: Gate to Israel

At the end of WWII, Jewish refugees were temporarily hosted in transit camps in Puglia, which had been established under the aegis of the United Nations and the Allied Forces.

The concentration camp of Ferramonti, 1940-1943


“Children imprisoned behind barbed wire! Here is one of the typical symptoms of this heroic age of ours.”


The DP Camp at Cinecittà

On January 30th at 6 pm Centro Primo Levi and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, will present the world premiere of the documentary film The DP Camp…


Il Ragazzo di Via Sacchi

Emanuele Artom was a young anti-Fascist raised in Turin who joined the Resistance in the “Giustizia e Libertà“ brigades.  He was deeply concerned with democratic culture and the Jewish tradition….


Rabbi Dario Disegni

“Rabbi Dario Disegni, a 20th-Century Story”, produced by  the Archivio Terracini of Turin. Rabbi Disegni was the spiritual guide of the Jewish Community of Turin from 1935 to 1959. Set…


Vizio di Forma

Vizio di forma is the second collection of fantastic-technological and fantastic-biological stories by Primo Levi. As opposed to Storie Naturali, which was published five years before under a pseudonym, this…


Primo Levi on Science Fiction

Reflecting upon the causes and the implications of this “ immense biological and social experience,” as he defines it, Levi, the story teller, ponders on the issue of segregation in…


Fascist Italy and the Jews

Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, the Editor-in-Chief of Yad Vashem Publications discusses the topic of: “Fascist Italy and the Jews: myth versus reality”. This is the first part of this talk, for…


Italy’s Fascist Camps

Carlo Spartaco Capogreco (The Duce’s Camps), Doris Schechter, hidden as a child in Italy, Alessandro Cassin. This panel will examine the unique situations of Jews in Italy during the Holocaust….


Giorno della Memoria 20100

On January 27 Centro Primo Levi, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Institutions in New York commemorate the victims of the Shoah by reading the names of the…