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Hall of the Righteous, Yad Vashem

Upcoming from the Centro Primo Levi

(Mar 20, 2012)

The March newsletter of the Centero Primo Levi is now available online at www.primolevicenter.org. It features announcements, news of events, fnew books, and the Center’s online publication, Printed Matter. Based at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Centro Primo Levi is the English Language portal for Italian Jewish studies and community news connecting the Italian Jewish worlds in Italy, Israel, and the US.


Upcoming Events
Jewish-Vatican Relations: Yesterday and Today
Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome
March 27 | 6 pm | CUNY Graduate Center | 365 5th Av., NYC, Skylight Room
Riccardo Shmuel Di Segni has been the Chief Rabbi of Rome since 2001. Rabbi Di Segni, a practicing physician and the Head of the Department of Radiology at the San Giovanni Hospital in Rome, is vice president of the Orthodox Conference of European Rabbis and of the Italian National Council for Bioethics. He is has published widely on contemporary and historical Judais, Jewish-Christian relations, interfaith matters and Jewish culture.

Heroes , Saints & The Rightwous: The Case of Giovanni Palatucci
Dr. Marco Coslovich and Dr. Mordecai Paldiel
April 2 | 6 pm | Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò | 24 W 12 St., NYC
Marco Coslovich, historian and author of Giovanni Palatucci: A Righteous Memory and Mordecai Paldiel, former Director of the Institute for the Righteous Gentiles at Yad Vashem and professor of History of the Shoah at Stern College in a conversation with Alessandro Cassin (Centro Primo Levi).

Of 498 Italians named Righteous Among Nations by Yad Vashem, none has been the object of such national and international interest as Giovanni Palatucci. A police officer in Fiume between 1937 and 1945, he was arrested by the Nazis and deported to Dachau where he died. He is said to have saved the lives of thousands of Italian Jews. Who was Giovanni Palatucci? What are the criteria that determine the category of "Righteous Gentile”? What are the documents and historical facts that led to the recognition of Giovanni Palatucci?

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