On the occasion of the
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017
of the names of the 8,000
Italian Jewish victims of the Holocaust
and a commemoration ceremony honoring
Holocaust survivor Al Finci
Al Finci was born in Sarajevo (former Yugoslavia). Following the occupation of Yugoslavia by Nazi troops, Al and his family fled to Italy where they lived during most of the war years. When the Nazis occupied Northern Italy they were hidden by an Italian family in Parma.
The family eventually managed to flee to Switzerland for the remainder of the war but returned to Italy when the war ended. Al then dedicated himself to assist displaced persons to immigrate to Israel, South American countries and the United States. He immigrated to the United States in 1950 and currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and is advisor and trustee to several non-profit organizations.
The commemoration ceremony will be followed
by the screening of:
Perlasca. The Courage of a Just Man
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Italian Cultural Institute
Address: 1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles CA 90024
On the 25th anniversary of the death of Giorgio Perlasca (1910 – 1992), an Italian businessman who, with the collaboration of official diplomats, posed as the Spanish Consul General to Hungary in the winter of 1944, and saved 5218 Jews from deportation to Nazi Germany death camps in eastern Europe. After the war, Perlasca returned to Italy. He did not talk about his actions in Hungary to anyone, including his family, for almost 40 years.
In Italian with English subtitles. Directed by Alberto Negrin, with Luca Zingaretti
Special thanks for their continuous collaboration and friendship to: