Events & Activities
October 30, 2012, 6:30 pm
Casa d’Italia, 505, rue Jean-Talon Est, Métro Jean-Talon
Discover a film that tells the story of fifty men who, through their ingenious, courageous and at times comically creative actions, saved the lives of over 50,000 Jews. These men were among Mussolini's highest-ranking Generals and Diplomats, and they found different innovative ways to avoid complying with Hitler's "final solution". Screening followed by a discussion.
Fifty Italians: The men who saved 50,000 Jewish lives
In Italy's occupied territories - Croatia and Yugoslavia, the South of France and Greece - these men were chosen by Mussolini to represent his regime, and implement his policies. But in this story, they made a different choice. For reasons that are clear for some, mysterious for others, these 50 men were guided by a personal choice to do good, to do right ... to save human lives.
Screening followed by a discussion with Sidney Zoltak and Enzo Camerino, Holocaust Survivors.
For more information about the film: www.50italians.com/
This event is organised in partnership with the Casa d'Italia.
This event is part of the Holocaust Education Series 2012, organised by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.