The second event of the annual cycle of events in memory of the Salerno landing “Avalanche Day” will be held in January.
The appointment is the traditional one of the Day of Remembrance, for which every year we plan an event to share knowledge on the subject of the Shoah with the children. The Second World War brought with it, in addition to the terrible consequences of every conflict, the terrible tragedy of deportations and extermination camps. In Italy, as a result of the armistice and the landing of the Allies, there was an acceleration of roundups and arrests in the areas occupied by the Germans.
The event on January 27th will focus on the presentation of the exhibition “Translated to the extreme borders” by Raffaele Deluca and Laura Brazzo, presented in Warsaw a few years ago. The exhibition was organized by the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center of Milan, the main research center on the Holocaust in Italy, in collaboration with the Conservatory of Rovigo. This year CDEC has created an online version as part of the Jewish Refugees project, a portal created on this occasion to accommodate resources dedicated to the presence of foreign refugees in Italy.
The project and the exhibition will be presented for the first time on January 27th.
Mubat has collaborated in the technological realization of the online version of the exhibition and has the opportunity to present it, simultaneously with the official presentation, to the students of the Cat Institutes of Battipaglia and Tasso in Salerno.
The exhibition describes the story of some musicians interned in the Ferramonti camp who tried to make the imprisonment less hard, for themselves and for others, thanks to music. It was an extraordinary experience in the middle of the war.
The camp was the largest concentration center organized by Mussolini in Italy and was also the first to be freed, during the Avalanche operation, by the English troops coming up from Calabria. Some musicians passed through that field and continued their artistic life after the liberation.
The following will participate in the online event:
Scientific director Francesco Cacciatore will introduce the birth of concentration camps in Italy;
Dr. Di Donato of the State Archives of Salerno will tell about the Campagna field whose documentation is kept in Salerno;