This documentary chronicles the Holocaust as experienced in Italy, from the racial laws Mussolini enacted in 1938 through the German invasion in 1943 and the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. The experiences are made personal through the use of testimony from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. Nine Italian citizens, all survivors of Auschwitz, share their stories; their testimonies are woven among personal and historical photographs and additional archival footage.
Accompanied by an exclusive video introduction by the Director Mimmo Calopresti and remarks by the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave.
Organized by the Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles with the Holocaust Museum LA, the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, the USC Shoah Foundation, AJC Los Angeles, ADL Los Angeles and the Milken Community School.