A 24-hour television marathon on the 27th January 2020 starting from 8:00 am on Uninettunouniversity.tv to celebrate the Holocaust Memorial Day, 20 years after its establishment by recalling the stories of the Shoah, thanks to “The States-General of Memory” television project, realized by UNINETTUNO in cooperation with the ECAD Cultural Association and the “Adriano Olivetti” Foundation.
January the 27th is the date on which the Italian Parliament established the Holocaust Memorial Day in Italy, with the Law n.° 211 of the 20th July 2000 and recognized all over the world with the UN 60/7 resolution. This is the reason why UNINETTUNO decided to devote to these issues a true television marathon that will be presented during a press conference on Friday the 24th January, at 11 am in premises of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in Rome (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II n.° 39). Besides UNINETTUNO’s Rector, Prof. Maria Amata Garito, the project’s creators, Furio Colombo, author and proposer of the Law n.° 211, the director, Vittorio Pavoncello, and the protagonists of the video lectures will attend the event.
The protagonists are renowned experts, lecturers, historians, geographers, journalists, writers, directors, musicians and critics: Ester Capuzzo; Aldo Cazzullo; Furio Colombo; Antonio Debenedetti; Salvatore Di Russo; Giorgio Fabretti; Anna Foa; Elena Mortara di Veroli; Alberto Olivetti; Vittorio Pavoncello; Alessandro Portelli; Franco Salvatori and Vittorio Sgarbi.
Twenty-four uninterrupted hours of lectures, in-depth studies, music and movies, interspersed with contents of lectures drawn from UNINETTUNO’s repository allowing for a more in-depth study of contents on the history of the Shoah as well for a more accurate enquiry on the various forms of memory and on its various modes as regards man and his environment. The program scheduling is enriched by the movie “I semi del girasole (The seeds of the sunflower)” by Vittorio Pavoncello and by the participation of the actors, Giuseppe Alagna, Beatrice Palme and Alessandro Haber.
“The importance of memory also resides in the celebration of memory as action, of its importance and need of existing. Memory is everywhere. All that is alive is imbued with and made up of memory and this applies to things too. Human being is made up of memory and unlike other forms of life, it processes memory, keeps and uses it. However, memory, no matter how rich and well-oriented, does not grant that some things will not occur (will not occur any longer) and being deprived of it is a pathology that, over time, leads to death.” (Furio Colombo and Vittorio Pavoncello)
“The States-General of Memory” includes a rich program of cultural events, conferences, debates, roundtables and concerts on the issue of memory that will take place in Rome in 2020, hosted by institutional sites and prestigious locations in the Capital.
“The Holocaust Memorial Day is also a day on which sciences became free again and were no longer rigidly disciplined by ideologies. Memory is recommended to us as a key for future, but, first of all, it is the authentication password making it possible any access to the future.”