The Italian Cultural & Community Center presents Holocaust in Focus: Italy
Each year on January 27, the United Nations remembers the many people of Jewish origin affected by the Holocaust and this day is officially called the "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" (Il Giorno della Memoria).
To remember the victims of the Holocaust, the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston, in collaboration with the Holocaust Museum Houston and sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Houston, will present an online lecture on the Italian Jewish community before the Holocaust, the Nazi rise to power, the implementation of Anti-Jewish laws, deportations from Italy, concentration camps, rescuers, resistance, and liberation.
The lecture will be presented by Amy Frake, Youth Programs Coordinator at Holocaust Museum Houston. She supports the Educator in Motion Program and also runs a variety of programs for students from Pre-K through 12th grade. This includes partnering with organizations such as the Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Amy earned her B.A. in History and International Studies from Allegheny College and her M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the HMH staff, Amy volunteered at the museum as a docent, giving tours to student and adult visitors.