HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021 – EVENTS OF THE FORUM AUSTRIACO DI CULTURA ROMA

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On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, the Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma organised two events that are perfectly enjoyable from home. These are the screening of the documentary Mauthausen – Two Lives (Simon Wieland, 2020) – online from the 25th of January at 6pm – and the interview with Dario Venegoni, president of the Associazione Nazionale degli Ex-Deportati nei campi nazisti (ANED) – online from the 28th of January at 6pm. Below, more information as per the press release.

Every year, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma highlights specific aspects of the Shoa and the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship. This year, our focus is on the biggest and most cruel concentration camp located on the national territory of present-day Austria: Mauthausen. At least 200,000 people were deported to Mauthausen and to its more than 40 satellite camps, which were situated over almost the entire territory of present-day Austria. At least 90,000 prisoners died, among them many Italians.

January 25, 2021 | Monday | 6 p.m.
documentary | Holocaust Remembrance Day
MAUTHAUSEN – TWO LIVES | Simon Wieland
Italian premiere
The story of two people who witnessed the terrible events in the Mauthausen concentration camp during the Nazi dictatorship told in a powerful and moving documentary about human and especially inhuman behaviour when confronted with crime.
(film available online until 1.2.2021)

More information here.

January 28, 2021 | Thursday | 6 p.m.
deepening | Holocaust Remembrance Day
THE MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP AND ITS ITALIAN PRISONERS
DARIO VENEGONI, president of the Associazione Nazionale degli Ex-Deportati nei campi nazisti (ANED), talks about the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and its tragic importance for many Italians. The interview was made with Georg Schnetzer (Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma, Director).
(interview available online until 11.2.2021)

More information here.