Illinois Holocaust Museum Consular Series - My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center - 9603 Woods Drive - Skokie, IL 60077. Free with Museum admission. For more information, click here. Nearly 700 Italians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, but few of their courageous acts are known. Join us to hear some of these stories by viewing the documentary My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes.

The heroism explored includes that of champion cyclist Gino Bartali, who smuggled false IDs for endangered Jews in his bicycle frame; as well as moving examples of living in hiding with the help of Italian partisans and ordinary villagers. Consul General of Italy in Chicago Giuseppe Finocchiaro will bring greetings from the Consulate, and after the screening, Holocaust survivor Dr. Adina Sella will participate in audience Q&A.

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