For Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin is hosting a conversation with Holocaust witness Edith Bruck. Introducing the author will be the Director of the Cultural Institute, Maria Carolina Foi.
In her book ‘Il pane perduto’ (The Lost Bread), Edith Bruck, born in Hungary in 1932, recounts her youth, her life as a survivor after deportation to the concentration camps, where she lost her family, and her return to life, which after numerous stages eventually led her to Italy, where she made a name for herself as a journalist, screenwriter and above all as a writer.
She has received numerous awards for her works, in which she often confronts her own childhood and the Shoah, including the Viareggio Prize 2021 for ‘Il pane perduto’. The book was also among the five finalists of the 2021 Strega Prize. Connecting from Rome, the author will talk about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor and her commitment to bearing witness to this day.
The meeting will take place on 31 January at the Centrum Judaicum of the New Synagogue in Berlin.
The event is being organized in collaboration with Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin and the publisher La nave di Teseo.
More information at iicberlino.esteri.it