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International Holocaust Remembrance Day



International Holocaust Remembrance Day

An evening of readings and music

An evening of readings and music to commemorate the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 1 million Gypsies, 250,000 disabled people, and 9000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly to occur on the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Introductory remarks: Paolo Barlera, Director IIC-SF The students of Italian at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts will read poems and excerpts from Italian authors (in Italian and in English) and perform music from Schindler’s List soundtrack. Coordinated by Prof. Therese Folco. Lenore Naxon, Director of the Friend Center for the Arts at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco will comment on the commemoration and read poems from Jewish authors, including Wislawa Symborksa’s “Could Have” and Martin Neimoller’s “First They Came for the Jews.” Composer and musicologist Luciano Chessa will perform music and songs inspired by the Holocaust. Please click here to register for this event.


Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Entrance : Free