January 27, 2019 // Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember with Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenesz

Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
in the Museo Italo Americano

Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember
Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors

Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco

The Museo Italo Americano will commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Il giorno della memoria, with a program on Italian Jewish author, chemist, and Holocaust survivor, Primo Levi, presented by three engaging experts of literature and history, Karen D. Antonelli, Murray Baumgarten, and Peter Kenez. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Primo Levi’s birth and the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned.

Dr. Antonelli will discuss three of Primo Levi’s best-known works Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man, published in the U.S. as Survival in Auschwitz, 1947), its sequel La tregua (The Truce, published in the U.S. as The Reawakening, 1963) and Il sistema periodico (The Periodic Table, 1975). Dr. Baumgarten and Dr. Kenez will speak about the importance of Primo Levi’s life and works to understanding the Holocaust.

Join the Professors for a reception of Piemontese wine and specialties in honor of Torino-born Primo Levi following the lecture.

SPACE IS LIMITED: Get tickets online, or contact Museo at 415.673.2200 or info@sfmuseo.org

$10 Museo members Advance Ticket
$15 Non-members Advance Ticket
$20 At The Door (space permitting)
College students free with ID

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