Milan remembers the Holocaust

Dozens of initiatives around the city

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death-camp in Auschwitz, Poland, and has been declared the Day of Memory by the United Nations. Milan’s city hall, as well as citizens’ associations, have planned scores of events – starting already on Monday and lasting throughout the week – to ensure that the Shoah, or Holocaust, is not forgotten.

Shows, exhibitions, plays, concerts, meetings and ceremonies will be held around the city, many of them designed for children and young people, so that the memory Adolf Hitler’s hateful attempt to purge Europe of its Jews, gypsies and other “undesirables” does not fade.

From visits to the Shoah Memorial in the underground area of Milan Central station, where trains full of deportees left for the camps, to the paintings of Polish artist Mela Muter, from the music of Jewish composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco to the play Avanim (Stones) by Israeli company Orto-Da Theatre Group commemorating the fallen of the Warsaw ghetto, there will be initiatives every day of this week.

A detailed programme of events is on this page of the city administration website.

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