MY ITALIAN SECRET: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust

01/26/2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ET

Category

Lecture

Admission

  • $25.00

Summary

An Independent film written, produced and directed by Oscar nominee Oren Jacoby. A reception with the director will precede the screening at 6:30 pm. Screening to start promptly at 7:00 pm.

Description

My Italian Secret tells the story of brave Italians, including Gino Bartali - the famous cycling champion, who defied the Nazis and Fascists to hide, rescue, and protect thousands of innocent Jewish people and others in Italy during the Holocaust. My Italian Secret tells the personal accounts that reflect this little-known piece of history. Through these witnesses' stories, viewers revisit a time when an entire continent was engulfed in genocide. They will learn how approximately 80% of Jewish people living in Italy, including foreign Jews, survived the Holocaust. Written, produced and directed by Oscar nominee Oren Jacoby, narrated by Isabella Rossellini with Robert Loggia as the voice of Gino Bartali. With the participation of Vincent Marmorale, president of Italy and the Holocaust Foundation. A reception with the director will precede the screening at 6:30 pm. Screening to start promptly at 7:00 pm. Must register in advance and prepay. Members $25, Non- Members $30.