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A Conversation with Edith Bruck
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A Conversation with Edith Bruck

Categories: Culture and creativity -Literature and Publishing
An online event to hear the testimony of the writer who survived the extermination camps.
Edith Bruck
Edith Bruck

On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid is organizing an online discussion with the writer Edith Bruck, a survivor of the extermination camps.

The meeting will be held on 25 January and will be moderated by the director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Marialuisa Pappalardo. Students from the Liceo Italiano high school in Madrid and the Centro de Estudios Ibn Gabirol Colegio Estrella Toledano (a Jewish school in Madrid) will be present.

Edith Bruck, Hungarian by birth and now Italian by choice, will take part in a remote conversation with her testimony of the tragic experience she lived through when she was not yet even thirteen years old After the liberation, in April 1945 and the subsequent pilgrimage to various countries to find somewhere to start life over again after the atrocities of the Shoah, Edith found refuge in Italy, which she then chose as her adopted homeland and where she decided to set down her roots.

In Italy she began her long career as an Italian-language writer. With her latest autobiographical novel ‘Il Pane Perduto’ (The Lost Bread), published by ‘La nave di Teseo’, Edith Bruck won the 2021 Strega Giovani Prize. Throughout her life she has ceaselessly borne witness to the holocaust in schools to young students and even now, at the age of ninety, she continues to enlighten young minds.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Sefarad-Israel Centre.

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