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Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Embassy in Washington



Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Embassy in Washington

Washington DC, January 28, 2014 - The Embassy of Italy in the United States, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, organized a concert and a photo exhibit yesterday to commemorate International Remembrance Day in the U.S. capital.


The exhibit, entitled Memories and Light, presented works by renowned Italian artist Lisa Borgiani inspired by the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, encompassing over 2,000 grey concrete slabs in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The concert, which starred the duo Caroline Helton (soprano) and Kathryn Goodson (piano), presented the musical repertoire of Italian Jewish composers of the 20th century whose music was lost with the enforcement of the racial laws in 1938.


“The light of memory and the eternal sound of music are the very symbols of hope against darkness and silence,” commented the Ambassador of Italy, Claudio Bisogniero. “The remembrance of the past and the millions of those who perished in the Holocaust is the least we can do to honor their experience – he continued - the memory is what we owe to the victims, survivors, and liberators and to ourselves.”