The Center for Jewish History, the Consulate General of Italy, Wagner College and Centro Primo Levy invite you to the symposium The Banality of Good: Rescuers in Italy at the Time of Persecution, hosted by Senator Seymour Lachman, distinguished Professor, Wagner College.
Opening remarks by the Consul General of Italy, Honorable Antoniio Bandini. Panelists: Simon Levis Sullam, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Liliana Picciotto Fargion, Archivo Storico Centro Documentazione Ebraica Contemporenea, Milano, Eva Fogelman, Historian and psychotherapist, author of "Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust". Walter Wolff, survivor and author of "Bad Times, Good People". Vincent Marmorale, Holocaust Memorial Committee of the Order of the Sons of Italy. Discussion to follow.
A panel of historians, survivors, and rescuers will explore human, social and political aspects of those instances in which Italian citizens and public officers chose to help persecuted Jews by opposing the anti-Semitic policies of the government at the risk of their lives. Based on the books "The Righteous of Italy," which is part of the Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations, and "History of the Shoah: the Crisis in Europe, th eExtermination of the Jews, and the Remembrance of the 20th Century."
Tuesday, October 17th
Reception 6pm, Program 7pm
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Box Office: 917-606-8200
Wagner College Alumni & Friends and Columbus Citizens Foundation's members RSVP 718-420-4014
Organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, and the Order of Sons of Italy.
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