In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed on January 27, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan organizes activities commemorating those Italians who suffered persecution under the Nazi occupation during World War II and as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government.  This year the Dante, in collaboration with the...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

Sunday January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S Cranbrook Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009. Organizer: Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan. To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, every year, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan organizes activities commemorating those Italians who suffered persecution under the...

Sunday October 27. 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Christ the King High School, CNL Center, 3rd Floor. 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY. Admission: $25; open to the public. Contact: J. Gagliano 718-897-3135 Jbgagliano14@yahoo.com Sponsored by La Bella Italia, Inc. My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes will be presented by Vincent Marmorale, consulti...

The memory of Gino Bartali, the champion cyclist who risked his life to save hundreds of Italian Jews during the Holocaust, is set to be honored with the establishment with a youth leadership school in his name. Italian Bartali, one of the world's leading cyclists during the 1930s winning three Giro d'Italia titles and the 1938 Tour de France, used...

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...

Would you risk your life to save a stranger, and never talk about it? Scores of Italians did just that as part of a secret underground to save Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Italy. Some were ordinary citizens, others were prominent figures. One was Giovanni Borromeo, a distinguished physician who created a fictitious contagious disease to...