International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

During World War II roughly  8,000 Italian Jews  were deported from their families and from their country by the fascist regime which was acting in alliance with Nazi Germany.

In the year 2000 the Italian government passed a law proclaiming Jan. 27th the Day of Remembrance “Giornata della memoria” in order to commemorate all of those who were deported and also those who endangering their own lives tried to save the lives of those who were deported.

This is to serve as a reminder of the dangers that are connected with discrimination and intolerance. We remember so never to repeat.

The names of the 8,000 Italian Jews that were deported will be read at Milken Community Schools and at LAMOTH (Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust). These are not just names when you read them, these are people like you and me, these are lives who were taken or suffered at the hands of hatred. We remember their lives and personal tragedies.

By reading these names out loud we promise to never forget.

 

The readings will take place on January 27th:

Time: 7:15 am and 9:00 am
Location: Milken Community Schools

 

Time: 10:30 am
Location: LAMOTH (Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust) with Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles Antonio Verde

 

In memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, public reading of the names of the Italian victims, followed by a screening of Perlasca. The Courage of a Just Man (2002, 124’), a film narrating the true story of an Italian businessman working in Hungary during WWII.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Time: From 5:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC & under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles (IIC & sotto gli auspici del Consolato Generale d’Italia in Los Angeles)

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox

SPONSORED

Recommended

Director  Lina Wertmüller receives honorary  Oscar and  Walk of Fame Star

Director Lina Wertmüller receives honorary Oscar and Walk of Fame Star

“I am very happy for this honorary Oscar. To all women director? I tell them to do good movies.” Italian writer-director Lina Wertmüller flew all the...
Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Family life is made of plenty of things: of simplicity and mundanity, of smiles and fights, of daily routine and special moments, of love and many,...

Italy’s iconic United Colors of Benetton is back in the US with a pop-up store

United Colors of Benetton has opened the doors to its first US pop up store in more than 4 years. Located in the Santa Monica Place shopping center,...
It’s an Italian gelato celebration in West Hollywood with Gelato Festival

It’s an Italian gelato celebration in West Hollywood with Gelato Festival

“I grew up with a passion for gelato and, as an adult, I became obsessed with the idea of sharing my love for this frozen dessert with the whole...

Great success for the 2019 Italian National Day

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues