Consular Series - My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

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Sunday March 17

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Illinois Holocaust Museum Consular Series

My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Nearly 700 Italians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, but few of their courageous acts are known. Join us to hear some of these stories by viewing the documentary My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes. The heroism explored includes that of champion cyclist Gino Bartali, who smuggled false IDs for endangered Jews in his bicycle frame; as well as moving examples of living in hiding with the help of Italian partisans and ordinary villagers. Consul General of Italy in Chicago Giuseppe Finocchiaro will bring greetings from the Consulate, and after the screening, Holocaust survivor Dr. Adina Sella will participate in audience Q&A.


Free with Museum admission.

Community Partners: Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, Instituto Italiano di Cultura

Members: To take advantage of your membership benefits, please register for an account, or sign in at the top right corner of the screen. After you “Add to Cart” your member discount will be applied on the next screen.