REFLECTING ON THE SHOAH IN ITALY THROUGH THE WORDS OF PRIMO LEVI AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ROME

Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Rome Global Gateway invite you to participate in a conversation that will bring together the Notre Dame community in Rome and on the main campus, through reflection on our connections with historical events and works of literature that significantly shaped Italian culture in the 20th Century.

One group of readings, presented in Rome, will concern the history of the Jewish community of Rome, and in particular the events around 16th October 1943, when more than a thousand members of the community, including elderly persons and children, were deported to Nazi concentration camps. Another group of readings, presented on the main campus, will be from works by Turinese Jewish chemist and writer Primo Levi, one of the most important authors of the 20th Century and best known for his book, If This Is A Man, an account of his time in Auschwitz.

When: Wednesday, April 11th

Where: University of Notre Dame (500 Main Building, South Bend) and Rome Global Gateway Student Villa (Via Celimontana 23, Rome)

Small reception to follow

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