The Day of Remembrance is celebrated on January 27: here is a map of the events organized not to forget
Remembrance Day, events
Every year the January 27 the world celebrates the Day of Remembrance with many events, conferences, television documents in order to tell theHolocaust to the new generations. We must not forget and precisely to avoid that time puts a veil on history and on what happened, to ensure that it does not happen again, the United Nations has set January 27 as a symbolic date in which to tell the Holocaust.
With a resolution the United Nations established, in 2005, to celebrate the Day of Remembrance on that date because precisely the January 27, 1945 Red Army troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp.
There discovery of Auschwitz, that a few days earlier it had been abandoned by Nazi soldiers who had embarked on what is remembered as the “death march” in the freezing night, revealed to the world the horror of concentration camps and the extermination of Jews.
Over the years, after the decision to dedicate January 27 to remembering the Shoah, many survivors were able to tell their testimony on television, in the cinema and in books and official archives were born in which to keep these stories in such a way as to be able to preserve them from ‘oblivion.
Remembrance day 2020, events
Several events scheduled in Italy on January 27 and in the days before.
As early as January 21, the capital has set up a cycle of events as part of the initiative Remembrance Day 2020 – Memory generates the Future. For example, from 24 to 26 January at the Arcobaleno Theater will be staged #ANNEFRANK. Parallel Lives, by Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto. On January 27 at the Casa del Cinema there will be two events: KINDERBLOK. The last deception, and Mother is coming back, poor orphan. To the Villa Pamphilj Theater on February 2nd, appointment with “The green accordion”.
On 23 February at 8.30 pm atAuditorium Parco della Musica will be held on 7th Memorial Concert, “Where the heart lies. Notes and words of exile ”. A journey into the experience of all those who yesterday and today, Jews and non-Jews, shared the same destiny of separation, estrangement and abandonment of their own identity. A cast of international performers will revive songs composed by exiled musicians in different eras and countries.
The January 30, at the Multifunctional Hall of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers at 10.00, the round table will take place “The ‘after’ children “, which proposes to reflect on the difficult legacy that inevitably falls on the new generations, on the important need to have to deal with the fact of being born into a wound that, although not experienced, still concerns us and requires us to rebuild around it a body, both individual and collective. The event is organized by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in collaboration with the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.
Sunday 26 January 2020 the Run for Mem, the “race for memory”. The race will start from Benamozegh Square, in front of the Synagogue, and will take place along a route of about 7 km. Exceptional testimonial Shaul Ladany, Israeli Olympian runner with an extraordinary history, now 83, survived the Nazi camp in Bergen Belsen and the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Many events organized and coordinated by the association Children of the Shoah: a meeting with Senator Liliana Segre at the Acimboldi Theater reserved for students; an event at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory with the testimony of Edith Bruck, also reserved for students and on 27 January 2020 at 20.00 a commemorative evening is scheduled at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan, with the concert “Irene’s dance, the incredible story of Irene Nemirovsky”, Written and directed by Andrea Murchio. Finally, we remind you that the Milan Shoah Memorial will intensify its guided tours.
“Under the sign of a new star: the Jewish Brigade and Aliyah Bet (1944-1948)”Is the title of the exhibition organized by the Jewish Museum of Bologna open until April 5. The exhibition traces with historical documents, especially photographs, the events of a fighting brigade voluntarily enlisted in the British army, which took an active part in the Italian Resistance.
In Venice until February 9 there are more than seventy events and appointments. On Sunday 26 January the official Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Goldoni Theater, at 11 am, with speeches by the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, and by the president of the Jewish Community of Venice, Paolo Gnignati. Among the events we point out, until 7 February, the photographic exhibition Stolen memory, which collects about three thousand objects kept in the Arolsen archive in Germany and belonged to the Jews deported to the concentration camps.
The exhibition “1938-1945. The persecution of the Jews in Italy. Documents for a story”, Created by the Ministry of the Interior and the Prefecture of Lecce, in collaboration with the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center of Milan. The exhibition traces the history of Italian Jews from the enactment of anti-Jewish laws and from the regime’s propaganda to internment, forced labor and then finally to round-ups and deportations. There is also an in-depth study on the events of the Jews in the Salento area. The exhibition will be open until February 9th.
The train of memory
Since 2004, the Ministry of Education has been organizing the Train of Memory every year, an active citizenship project that aims at getting to know the history of the deportees in the concentration camps to the students of secondary and high schools. Info on the site