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INTERNATIONAL REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM SERIES Book discussion

Date:

01/25/2016


INTERNATIONAL REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM SERIES Book discussion

Book discussion: Primo Levi, The Friend by Bianca Guidetti Serra

Book discussion: Primo Levi, The Friend by Bianca Guidetti Serra (CPL Editions, 2015) Opening remarks: Giorgio Van Straten (Director, Italian Cultural Institute) Discussants:Guri Schwarz (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Alessandro Cassin (Centro Primo Levi). Stella Levi (Centro Primo Levi) will read from the book. On January 27, 1945 the Soviet Army entered and liberated the extermination camp of Auschwitz. This date was chosen to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to promote the fight against racism and any kind of persecution. Following the efforts of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, an intergovernmental organization founded in Sweden in 1998, January 27 was established in Germany and France to remember the victims of Fascism and Nazism. In the year 2000 the Italian Parliament voted the resolution to observe January 27 as “Giorno della Memoria”. Progressively all countries of the European Union followed through. In 2006 the United Nations adopted the commemoration of January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Date: Monday, January 25, 2016

Entrance : Free


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