Miguel Gotor — Interview with Barbara Faedda; Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024
Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz’s liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day annually with an exploration of issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. Throughout the years, the Academy has broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. Of particular concern recently is the wave of antisemitism, historical denialism, and misinformation, and the manipulating of social media to pursue neo-Nazi and neo-Fascist ideas.
This month Barbara Faedda, Executive Director of the Italian Academy, had an interview on Rome’s Jewish culture and history with Miguel Gotor, Rome’s city councilor for culture and a professor of history at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.