The Italian Cultural & Community Center presents Il Giorno della Memoria Lecture and Movie

Italian Cultural & Community Center
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The Italian Cultural & Community Center will commemorate Il Giorno della Memoria, a day recognized by the United Nations for remembrance of the many people of Jewish origin affected by the Holocaust, with a screening of the film My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes. The film will be introduced with a short lecture.

The day is officially known as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and is recognized on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz internment and death camp. Each year, the ICCC participates by showing a movie or documentary that highlights the struggles, tragedy and grief of the Holocaust and its victims.

My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes was directed by Oren Jacoby and narrated by Isabella Rossellini and Robert Loggia. The film showcases the heroic stories of Tour de France champion Gino Bartali, physician Giovanni Borromeo and many other Italians who risked their lives to save thousands of Jews living in Italy during WWII. The ICCC invites all guest to join us as we return to Italy with the survivors as they reveal their stories and thank those who were willing to sacrifice their own lives to save strangers without seeking recognition for their courage and bravery.

Previous registration is suggested for this event. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but outside food and drink is welcome.

Event Details


1.25.18 | 7:00 pm


The Italian Cultural & Community Center
1101 Milford St.
Houston, TX 77006

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