Italian American Lecture Series: The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation

Italian American Lecture Series presents for fall 2020, Reflections on a Past Darkness and Present Hope in Italy. The first lecture in the series will be The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation. In September 1943, the Nazi occupied Rome. A month later, a special unit of the SS paid a visit to the Synagogue and Rabbinical College. Returning the next day, they confiscated thousands of valuable and irreplaceable books and manuscripts, some dating back to the Middle Ages, and sent the collections to Frankfurt. The fate of the libraries is one of the lesser-known stories of World War II.

Stanislao G. Pugliese, PhD, Professor of History and the Queensboro UNICO  Distinguished Professsor of Italian and Italian American Studies, Hofstra University

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m. (please not this is a time change.)

Location: Virtual Event; Advance registration required.

Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 

Free and open to the public.



Image: By Livioandronico2013 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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