Commemorations of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019

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

- On Wednesday 9 January at 17:00 at the Cultural Association V.E.G Venice Exhibition Gallery took place the inauguration of the photo exhibition "Auschwitz and the importance of memory" was held in Calle dei Fuseri 4463 in Venice.

The photos were taken from the book "At the end of the track: Auschwitz" by Aldo Navoni and Federica Pozzi, Line editions 2018.

Objects from the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp were also exposed, given by the Foundation of the Memory Sistes near Asuchwitz-Birkenau, together with the original letters written by the prisoners of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp belonging to the authors' private collection.

The activity was organized by the Venice Exhibition Gallery and the Council of Europe Office in Venice, in collaboration with Europe Direct Venice Veneto and the Foundation of the Memory Sites near Asuchwitz-Birkenau.
The exhibition, with free admission, remained open until February 9, observing the following hours: 16:00 - 19:30.

To be accredited on the occasion of the inauguration held on Wednesday 9 January or to receive more information, you can send an email to the following address:


- Wenesday 16 January at 16.00 at the Cinema Dante d'essai in via Sernaglia 12, Mestre, there has been the free screening of the movie "Run boy, run" (2013) by Pepe Danquart.

The movie is about the violated childhood of a boy during World War II and it is an adaptation of the novel "Corri ragazzo, corri" by Uri Orlev, based on real events from the life of Yoram Friedman.
Introductory testimony of Olga Neerman, a former Venetian teacher and writer forced during the Second World War to leave her home on the Venice Lido to escape racial persecution.

The event was organized by the Council of Europe Office in Venice, in collaboration with Circuito Cinema Comunale, Cinema Dante, The Association Children of Shoah and Europe Direct Venice.

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Ultimo aggiornamento: 08/04/2019 ore 12:07