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Present and Future Memory: Holocaust Studies at the Italian Academy, 2008–2016

Editor(s) 
Barbara Faedda Ph.D.
Publisher 
The Italian Academy
City 
New York
Year 
2016


Talks marked with an * appear in the book; this list embraces all presentations from the Holocaust Remembrance symposia since 2008.

2008 Law and Science in the Service of Racism: the “Leggi Razziali”
Speakers:
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, The Italian Racial Laws: Pretexts, Subtexts, Aftermaths
Lidia Santarelli, The Righteous Enemy?
Fascist Italy and the Jews in Axis-Occupied Europe

Alexander Stille, The Holocaust and the Case of Italy

2009 Anti-Semitism at Home and Abroad
Speakers:
Ira Katznelson, The Liberal Alternative:
Jews in the United States during the Decades of Italian Fascism
*
Claudio Lomnitz [originally scheduled], Dreyfus in Latin America:
Anti-Semitism and the Ideology of the Mexican Revolution


2010 Rome’s Jewish Ghetto
Speakers:
Kenneth Stow, “Doing as the Romans Do” . . . But Also Staying Jewish.
The Challenge of Life in the Roman Ghetto, 1555–1870
*
Irina Oryshkevich, Accommodating the Jews in the “New Jerusalem” *

2011 “Racially Inferior”: Roma, Sinti, and Other Holocaust Victims
Speakers:
Krista Hegburg, “Unknown Holocaust”: Roma and Sinti in Hitler’s Europe
Robert Kushen, Roma in Today’s Europe:
Contemporary Patterns of Prejudice and Discrimination
*

2012 “Unnatural Indecency”: Sexuality and Homosexuality during
Nazism and Fascism

Speakers:
Ted Phillips, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 *
Elizabeth Leake, Fascism and Sexuality in Italian Literature and Film

2013 “The Unfit”: Disability under Nazism and Fascism
Speakers:
Patricia Heberer Rice, Giving a Face to Faceless Victims:
Profiles of Disabled Victims of the Nazi “Euthanasia” Program
*
Susan Bachrach, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race *
David Forgacs, Photographing Places of Social Exclusion

2014 Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women’s Rights Yesterday and Today
Speakers:
Victoria de Grazia, Fascist Men and Jewish Women
Yasmine Ergas, Women’s Rights and Women’s Freedoms:
A View from the Present
*
Elissa Bemporad, Female Voices of the Holocaust

2015 Music, Fascism, and the Holocaust
Speakers:
Michael Beckerman, Moravia and the Wild Goose: Terezin, Summer 1944
Harvey Sachs, Jewish and Anti-Fascist Musicians in Mussolini’s Italy *

2016 To Be a Child during the Holocaust
Speakers:
Patricia Heberer Rice, In Their Own Words:
The World of the Child during the Holocaust
*
Emily Langer, “We Are Very Lucky”:
Two Young Italian Sisters Who Survived Auschwitz


2017 Looted Art, Nazism, and Fascism
Speakers:
Monica Dugot
Jasmin Hartmann, "Non signalés par les Anglais."
Provenance research on French drawings acquired in France in 1944

Ilaria Pavan, Jewish persecution and looted art in Italy: evidence and denial, 1938–2015
Moderator: Lynn Rother