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Free Film & Candlighting- Holocaust Remembrance Day


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Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield and the Italian-American Club of Pittsfield.

"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes" reveals the clandestine Italian resistance movement that helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Ordinary and prominent Italians, including Tour de France champion cyclist Gino Bartali and high ranking officials of the Catholic Church, carried out ingenious schemes to rescue Jews, partisans and refugees from Nazi –occupied Italy.

La Rabinessa Liora Kelman will be on hand to share her family history of survival. The Saranos of Milan were saved in the small Italian village of Mobaroccio.

Candle lighting and prayers in memory of those murdered in the Holocaust after the film.