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Illustrated Memory: The Shoah in Italian comics
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Illustrated Memory: The Shoah in Italian comics

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An online exhibition to show how Italian cartoonists have represented the Shoah through historical research and first-hand accounts.
Perlasca, Mastragostino
Perlasca, Mastragostino

As 27 January approaches, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv presents ‘La memoria disegnata. La Shoah nel fumetto italiano’ (Illustrated Memory: The Shoah in Italian Comics).

A journey to discover how, in Italy, cartoonists have represented – through historical research and eyewitness accounts – the fate of the Jewish people during fascism and Nazism: from the introduction of Fascist racial laws in 1938 in Trieste, to the exploits of Jan Karski and Giorgio Perlasca, up to the indelible marks left in the post-war period by the writer Primo Levi in his memoirs.

The exhibition will be featured on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Cultural Institute from 17 January to 4 February and is curated by MaMa Comics.

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