Italian Parliament to Implement Roma-Sinti Resource “Giving Memory a Future”
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Day 30 of 70 Days of Testimony: Menachem Rubin on observing Hanukkah
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Italian Parliament has passed a decree that will pave the way for USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia resource Giving Memory a Future to be used in schools across Italy to teach about the Roma/Sinti experience during the Holocaust.
Menachem Rubin remembers when a fellow prisoner lit one candle in recognition of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Even though it was just one second, the moment was significant for Menachem in restoring hope. This is the 30th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Italian Parliament Member Milena Santerini believes it is vital to teach Italians the true story of the Roma/Sinti people so that this long-excluded minority can find its place in Italian life.