The Holocaust Memorial events in Tuscany

If you will be in Tuscany during the last 10 days of January you may be interested in attending some events in order to pay homage to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in fact, as you probably know, the International Shoah Remembrance Day is on January 27th. The Memorial Train, Florence Train Station, January 24th: The Memorial Train is going to leave from Santa Maria Novella Station on January 24th and it will come back to Florence on January 28th. It will carry more than 500 Tuscan students to the Auschwitz death camp. These students are going to travel with their teachers, Tuscany’s President Enrico Rossi, Jewish, Rom, Sinti and gay communities’ representatives. Info: only for students Florence, Cinema Odeon, Piazza degli Strozzi 2, January 27th: Françaises and the Laboratorio Immagine Donna present "La Rafle", a movie by Roselyne Bosh (original French version, with Italian subtitles). The film is about the 13.000 Jews who were rounded up by the Nazis in Paris during 1942. Info: January 27 th 4 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. – 9 p.m., original French version with Italian subtitles January 28 th,29 th,30 th 4 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. - 8.30 p.m., Italian February 1st,2nd, 3rd, 4 th, 5 th, 6th 4 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m., Italian http://www.odeon.intoscana.it/news_view.php?id=123 Florence, Auditorium del Consiglio Regionale della Toscana, via Cavour 4, January 21st: The Resistance Historical Institute and the Region of Tuscany present a “study day” with free entrance, but specifically addressed to high school students and teachers in order to make them discuss these topics that are often avoided. Info: Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana, via Carducci 5/37, 50121 Florence. Tel: +39 055 284296. E-mail: isrt@istoresistenzatoscana.it Teatro Nuovo Sentiero, delle Panche street 36, January 23rd: The company “Araba Felice” presents a theatrical performance, “Thea” (in Italian), about the Nuremberg trials. Info: Tel: +39 335 8249093. E-mail: teatronuovosentiero@libero.it Teatro Affratellamento, Giampaolo Orsini 73 street, January 27th,28th,29th, 9:15 p.m.: The Florence Jewish community with the Centrale Produzioni, Teatro della Società Ricreativa l’Affratellamento di Ricorboli and Assessorato all’Educazione del Comune di Firenze present “Di Razza” (Race), an interactive performance in Italian inspired by the “Manifesto of Race” which aim is to generate a discussion about these topics. Info: Centrale Produzioni, Sara Cairo Tel: +39 333 5273167, Silvia Baccianti Tel: +39 339 3477785. E-mail: saracairo@centraledellarte.it, cairo.sara@gmail.com Florence, Marino Marini Museum, San Pancrazio square 1, January 27th, 9 p.m.: The Fiesole Music School will play some Jewish musicians’ music. The school’s vice president Daniel Misun will represent the Jewish community. Info: Marino Marini Museum, San Pancrazio square 1, Florence. Florence, Giuni Palace, via degli Alfani 48, January 28th, 5 p.m.: “Memoria dell’offesa e della vergogna” (Memory of Humiliation and Shame), performance in Italian, screenplay by Marco Marchi from the book “I sommersi e i salvati” by Primo Levi (famous Italian Jewish internee and writer), music by Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullman, voice Francesco Manetti. Info: Fondazione il Fiore, Florence Lyceum Club Internazionale and Florence Jewish Community, Giuni Palace, via degli Alfani 48. Tel: +39 055 224774. Web site: www.fondazioneilfiore.it. E-mail: ilfiore@fondazioneilfiore.it. Pontedera (Pisa), Museo Piaggio, January 27th,  9:15 p.m.: Piero Nissim in concert, music from his last CD “Bialik e gli altri. La poesia ebraica come testimone” (Bialik and the others. Jewish poetry as witness). With Federica Lotti (woodwind), Paolo Ognissanti (cello), Luca Guidi (guitar), Myriam Nissim (voice and choir), translations by Jack Arbib, rearranged by Arduino Gottardo. During the concert: a poem by Haim Naham Bialik (the most famous Jewish poet during the 20th century), Qohelet verses, Shlomo Ibn Gabirol, Immanuel Frances, Efraim Luzzato, Salomon Fiorentino and other contemporary poets’ texts. Info: Piero Nissim. Tel: +39 329 0549168. E-mail: ppiero.nissim@gmail.com San Miniato (Pisa), San Miniato city hall, January 27th: San Miniato’s mayor is going to bestow the honor of “Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica” to two returned exiles. Info: San Miniato city hall. Tel: +39 0571 406356 or +39 0571 406350. Bagno a Ripoli, Antella (Florence), Teatro Comunale di Antella, Montisoni street 10, Antella, January 29th 9:15 p.m.: The Laboratorio la Selva presents a theatrical performance “La salita fino al cancello”, (in Italian) about the Bagno a Ripoli work camp during WWII played by some actors belonging to the Ponte a Ema Teatro ACLI. Free entrance. Actors: Renzino (Iosif Carducci), Augusto (Andrea Cocchi), Eugenio (Simone Ciulli), Karina (Florentina Miron), Amalia (Lucrezia Abate), un Tedesco (Lorenzo Pesci), Giustina (Claudia Ambu), Davide (Riccardo Sciamanna), Luisa (Lucrezia Mariantoni), Ciardi (Marco Beconcini). Screenplay by Giacomo Quinti, direction by Andrea Coverini, Coordination by Laura Beconcini, Lights and Sound by Leonardo Lorenzini. Info: Teatro Comunale di Antella, Via Montisoni 10, Antella. www.laboratoriolaselva.wordpress.com. Monte San Savino, Arezzo, Teatro Verdi, January 29th 9:15 p.m.: Piero Nissim in concert, music from his last CD “Bialik e gli altri. La poesia ebraica come testimone” (Bialik and the others. Jewish poetry as the witness). With Federica Lotti (woodwind), Paolo Ognissanti (cello), Luca Guidi 8guitar), Myriam Nissim (voice and choir), translations by Jack Arbib, arranging by Arduino Gottardo. In collaboration with Officine della Cultura. During the concert: a poem by Haim Naham Bialik (the most famous Jewish poet during the XX century), Qohelet verses, Shlomo Ibn Gabirol, Immanuel Frances, Efraim Luzzato, Salomon Fiorentino and other contemporary poets’ texts. Info: Associazione Culturale Salomon Fiorentino. Tel: +39 06 3218570. E-mail: sergio.biaconcini@tiscali.it Monte San Savino, Arezzo, Sala Conferenze “Il Cassero”, January 30-10 a.m.: All the city authorities give the salute to Federico Bindi, in his memory. Then, a degree thesis about racism and discrimination will be presented and discussed by professors and teachers Paolo Cappellini, Giuseppe di Gennaro, Roberto Salvadori, Cristina Bindi. Jack Arbib moderates the discussion. 11,30 a.m.: The book “Storie e dinastie degli ebrei aretini” (Arezzo Jews’ stories and dynasties) written by Marco Caneschi is going to be presented and discussed. Roberto Salvadori and Giuseppe di Gennaro discuss about it, Jack Arbib moderates the talk. 3 p.m.: visit to the ex-synangogue 4 p.m.: visit to the ex Jewish cemetery Info: Associazione Culturale Salomon Fiorentino. Tel: +39 06 3218570. E-mail: sergio.biaconcini@tiscali.it

Kosher Restaurants in Tuscany

In the end, if you want to try some Kosher cuisine, try these authentic Jewish Restaurants in Tuscany.