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Holocaust Remembrance

Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with an annual academic event exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. Over the years, the Academy has broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews.
The series was conceived by Barbara Faedda in 2008 and has been organized by her annually since then. Videos of many of the symposia can be found here below, and talks from the early years of the series are gathered in the Academy's 2016 book, Present and Future Memory: Holocaust Studies at the Italian Academy, 2008–2016.

Events

Holocaust Remembrance, News Flash
  • Fri, May 7, 2021
    5:30 pm
    to Sun, May 9, 2021, 5:30 pm
Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz’s liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day annually with an...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Wed, Feb 5, 2020
    5:30 pm
Watch video below.  Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda Executive Director, Italian Academy, Columbia Speakers: Ioana Literat Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Tue, Feb 5, 2019
    5:30 pm
Watch video below.  Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda Associate Director, Italian Academy, Columbia Speakers: Susan McGregor Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism; Assistant...
The abandoned barracks at the Fossoli camp near Modena, 2012.
Holocaust Remembrance, International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Symposium
  • Thu, Feb 8, 2018
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Speakers: Lisa Ackerman Executive Vice President, World Monuments Fund Remembering a Difficult Past Alberto Giordano Chair, Geography Dept., Texas State University From the National to the Individual...
Nazi looted art
Holocaust Remembrance, International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Symposium
  • Wed, Feb 8, 2017
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Registration is now closed. Please join us, even if you cannot register. Doors will open at 5 PM and available seats will be released at 5:20 PM to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis....
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    5:30 pm
Speakers: Patricia Heberer Rice (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) In Their Own Words: The World of the Child During the Holocaust Emily Langer (The Washington Post) “We Are Very Lucky”: Two...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Feb 5, 2015
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Watch video below.  With Michael Beckerman (NYU) and Harvey Sachs (Curtis Institute of Music). Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University Speakers Victoria de Grazia Columbia University Fascist Men and Jewish Women Yasmine Ergas Columbia...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Feb 7, 2013
    5:30 pm
Watch video below.  Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University Speakers: Patricia Heberer United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Giving a Face to...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Feb 2, 2012
    5:30 pm
Watch video below.  Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance...
Holocaust Remembrance
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Tue, Feb 1, 2011
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Watch video below.  In connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda (Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University) Speakers: Krista Hegburg (United States...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Tue, Feb 16, 2010
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Watch video below.  In 1555, the Jews of Rome --residents since ancient times-- were forced to live in the "Ghetto," a neighborhood on the bank of the Tiber River. This restriction was part of an...
Holocaust Remembrance
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Thu, Jan 29, 2009
    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Speakers: Ira Katznelson (Columbia) The Liberal Alternative: Jews in the United States during the Decades of Italian Fascism Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia) Dreyfus in Latin America: Anti-Semitism and the...
Holocaust Remembrance, Symposium
  • Tue, Jan 29, 2008
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah on January 27, the date on which Auschwitz was liberated in 1945. The Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day each winter...