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Lunedì al Cinema / Holocaust Remembrance Day - 1938 Diversi



Lunedì al Cinema / Holocaust Remembrance Day - 1938 Diversi

In 1938 Mussolini's "Racial laws" entered into force, and the Italian people, who have not traditionally been anti-Semitic, were induced by fascist propaganda to accept the persecution of a minority that had been living peacefully in Italy for centuries.
What made this possible? And how much do we know about that moment in history today?
1938 - Diversi sets out to describe what the implementation of those laws meant for Italian Jews and how the population, both Jewish and non-Jewish, reacted to racism and persecution. The film will show the articles, cartoons, comic strips and short films with which Jews were transformed in the space of a few months into diversi, or “different” people, and then into out-and-out enemies of the nation. It will describe the consequences for the daily life of Italian Jews following the enacting of the laws, both through the voices of some witnesses and through the reconstruction, in animated sequences, of some episodes of discrimination and humiliation. Reputed scholars will help us to look at this dramatic episode in a new light, one that can illuminate the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.

Directed by Giorgio Treves, 2018
In Italian with English subtitles

We are very pleased to announce we will be joined by Edwin Alkin (Chairman of The Irish Jewish Museum) Leonard Abrahamson (President of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland) and Maurice Cohen (Chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland), together with Martina Piperno (UCC) who will introduce the screening.

In collaboration with Irish Jewish Museum.

Free admission, booking recommended.


Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : Irish Jewish Museum, Martina Piperno

Admission : Free