Holocaust Remembrance at the Italian Consulate with Janet R. Kirchheimer

January 28, 2013

On the 2013 International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Clal Teaching Fellow and poet Janet R. Kirchheimer participated in the ceremonial reading of names of Italian Jews deported from Italy or Italian territories. In 2005. the United Nations designated Jan. 27 as a yearly memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust — 6 million Jews and millions of other victims of Nazi Germany during World War II. Auschwitz was liberated on January 27, 1945. Every year the Consulate General of Italy renews its commitment to the duty of memory by promoting a series of events to raise awareness against racism and xenophobia in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Centro Primo Levi, the Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo at NYU, the John D. Calandra Institute at CUNY, the Italian Academy at Columbia University and the Scuola d’Italia "G. Marconi". The centerpiece of these events is the ceremony of the reading of the names of all Jews deported from Italy and Italian territories.