Commemorations of the Day of Rememberance 2020

On the occasion of the commemorations of Memorial Day 2019, Europe Direct Venice Veneto in collaboration with the General Program of the Municipality of Venice for the following activities:

  • 7-15 January photo exhibition "Gli ebrei stranieri di Asolo"
  • 15 January presentation of the novel "Messaggi in bottiglia - Ebrei stranieri ad Asolo"
  • 15 January inauguration of the exhibition "Viaggio nella memoria: Binario 21"
  • 18 January meeting "Solo una parola - La forma dell'antisemitismo di ieri e di oggi"
  • 29 January screening of the movie "Gli Invisibili" by Claus Raefle
  • 3 February readings regarding the exhibition "Stolen Memory"
  • 5 February presentation of the novel "Maddalena ha gli occhi viola"

- From 7 to 15 Januray at the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe, San Marco 180/c took place the photo exhibition regarding the novel "Messaggi in bottiglia - Ebrei stranieri ad Asolo"
The exhibition was opened until 15 January from Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 17.00. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The event was organised by: Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia, in collaboration with Vittorio Zaglia, author of the novel "Messaggi in bottiglia - Ebrei stranieri ad Asolo"

Free entrance, reservation required: luca.volpato@coe.int
Phone: 041.3190860


- On Wednesday 15 January at 17:00 at the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe, San Marco 180/c took place the presentation of the novel  "Messaggi in bottiglia - Ebrei stranieri ad Asolo".
Greetings: Luisella Pavan-Wolfe, director of the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe
Introduction: Daniele Ferrazza, journalist
Intervention: Vittorio Zaglia, author of the novel
 
The presentation was followed by a finissage of the photo exhibition regarding the novel
 
One of the least known aspects of the Shoà is the one of free institutionalisation. Around 3800 foreign Jews who had sought refuge in the territories occupied by the Italian army were subjcet to this phenomen. From those territopries, they were sent to Italy with the obligation of forced domicile and the deprivation of several liberties. Of these Jews, were accomodated in Veneto, mainly in the provinces of of Vicenza (over 600), Treviso (365) and Rovigo (120). Almost 80 Jews, mainly coming from Zagreb, were accomodated in Asolo from November 1941 to September 1943. This novel deals with the lives of these people during the two years they spent in Asolo and follows their relationships with the local population. Thanks to lawyer Ziga Neumann, spokesperson of the group, they all managed to avoid the detention after 8 September 1943, either escaping to the south or to Switzerland. After 70 years, what strikes the most is the absolute silence regarding the episode of the citizens of Asolo, who wanted to erase a dramatic period of their recent history. With this publication, we hope to stir the memories of that dramatic and, at the same time, eroic period.   

The evend was organised by: Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia, in collaboration with Vittorio Zaglia, author of the novel.

Free entrance by reservation: luca.volpato@coe.int


- Wednesday 15 January at 10:00 at San Leonardo, Cannaregio 1584 in Venice took place the inauguration of the exhibition "Viaggio nella memoria: Binario 21".

Greetings:
Ermelinda Damiano, President of Venice Municipal Council

Interventions:
Margherita Mannino, the actress who represented, with the first part of her theatrical work "Finchè la mia stella brillerà", the childhood of Liliana Segre, main character of the exhibition.
Luisella Pavan-Wolfe,director of the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe and Marina Scarpa Campos, Vice-President of the Association "Figli della Shoah".

Musical performance of Cecilia Vendrasco

The exhibition was opened until 24 January with the following schedule:
From Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.30 to 17.30
Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 13.00

Free entrance    


- Saturday 18 January at 18.30 at sala San Leonardo, Cannaregio 1584 in Venice took place the meeting "Solo una parola - la forma dell'antisemitismo di ieri e di oggi" with Matteo Corradini

Interventions:
Matteo Corradini, Hebraist writer                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Luisella Pavan-Wolfe, director of the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe
Marina Scarpa Campos, Vice-President of the Association Figli della Shoah

Following, guided tour of the exhibition "Viaggio nella memoria: Binario 21".

Free entrance by registration: luca.volpato@coe.int
Phone : 041.3190860


- Wednesday 29 January at 16:30 at Cinema Dante d'Essai in Via Sernaglia 10 in Mestre (VE), took place the screening of the movie "Gli Invisibili" by Claus Raefle with the testimony of  Olga Neerman.

World War II. Berlin is the political center of the conflict that is overwhelming world. Its inhabitants are victims of bombing and the Berlin Jews are experiencing the drama of deportations. A group of young Jews, made up of four teenagers, manages to hide in an apartment, avoiding raids. Each of them works on the boycott of the Nazi system, participating in a secret and unstoppable form of resistance. "Gli invisibili" is inspired by a true story: the young Jews who survived the conflict, tell in the film the atrocities experienced personally.

Watch the trailer of the movie

Introduction
Luisella Pavan-Wolfe, director of the Office in Venice of the Council of Europe
Marina Scarpa Campos, Vice-President of the Association "Figli della Shoah"
Silvano Sguoto Cinema Dante
Michelangelo Morello Quarta Parete-Venezia

Organised by: Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia, in collaboration with Associazione Figli della ShoahCinema Dante, Europe Direct Venezia.

Free admission until availability

For further information contact luca.volpato@coe.int


- Monday 3 February at 11.00 at aula Baratto of Ca'Foscari University, Dorsoduro 3246, Venice, took place the lesson "Il campo di Fossoli: da campo di internamento a Villaggio San Marco" during the exhibition " #StolenMemory - Gli Internati Militari Italiani: memoria, diritti violati, risarcimenti" cured by Marzia Luppi, Director of the foundation ex campo Fossoli.

Introduced by Luisella Pavan-Wolfe, director of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe and Sara De Vido, professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Following, guided tour of the exhibition

Organised by: Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia, in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Free entrance, reservation recommended: luca.volpato@coe.int
telefono: 041.3190860


- Wednesday 5 February at 17.00 at the Office of the Council of Europe, S. Marco 180/c - Venice, takes place the presentation of the book "Maddalena ha gli occhi viola" as part of the Memorial Day 2020 commemorations.

Risultati immagini per presentazione del libro maddalena ha gli occhi viola

Introduced by Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, director of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe and Alessandro Cuk, president of the "Associazione Nazionale Venezia Giulia e Dalmazia", Committee of Venice.
Lecturer: Rosanna Turcinovich Giuricin, author of the book. 

Organised by: Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia, in collaboration with Associazione Nazionale Venezia Giulia e Dalmazia.

Free entrance by registration: 041.3190860

 

 

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