Remembrance Day: the initiatives in Faenza

The Administration and the Anti-Fascist Committee for Democracy and Freedom of the Municipality of Faenza, in collaboration with schools, cultural institutes and local associations, organize a series of appointments and events on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance.

For several years, Faenza has been trying to make the memory of this day come alive with the greatest possible emotional, civic and cultural participation. This is done because the date is a symbol and as such it must be treated with great care. It is essential, in order to build and continue to update European civilization, to reflect on the traces of history, to read those traces and to ensure that that reading helps in the civil construction process of Europe, Italy and Faenza itself. even in this moment of war on our borders we are witnessing phenomena of aggression against different cultures: the only way to act and intervene against these widespread examples of incivility is to work patiently and consistently especially with young people, children and new generations, to tell them how on the contrary the encounter between cultures, knowledge, curiosity, dialogue and confrontation are the basis of any type of mature civilization project.

27 January 2023 at 10: Institutional Celebration at the Tempietto della Memoria – Amalia Fleischer riverfront. Laying of the wreath and execution of silence. Following at the Monastery of Santa Chiara (via della Croce, 16) official orations.


Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 18:30 – Church of San Francesco
“Comfort, comfort my people (IS 40,1-11)”, XXXIV Day for the deepening and development of the dialogue between Catholics and Jews. Speakers: Rav Luciano Meir Caro, Chief Rabbi of Ferrara and Romagna; Lidia Maggi and Angelo Reginato, Pastors of the Baptist Church.

Tuesday 24 January 2023 at 18:30 – Council Chamber E. De Giovanni (Municipal Residence)
City Council meeting. Memory of Corrado Israel De Benedetti.

From 27 January 2023 to 27 February 2023 – Cloister of the Manfrediana Library
“The courage to say no: Antigone yesterday and today” Exhibition created by the students of the Torricelli-Ballardini high school, coordinated by the teachers Beatrice Bandini and Francesco Febbraro. In collaboration with the Municipal School of Music G. Sarti of Faenza.
Inauguration on January 26, 2023 at 18:00. It can be visited during library opening hours.

Friday 27 January 2023 at 18:00 – Auditorium Palazzo degli Studi (Via S. Maria dell’Angelo, 1)
Presentation with the author of the book “La Parola a Loro. Dialogues and theatrical texts on racism, deportations and the Shoah” by Piero Stefani, Biblical scholar and Hebraist. Introduced by Eleonora Conti. Acting voices: Magda Iazzetta and Piero Stefani. Musical interventions: Federica Zanotti (violin), Valentina Silingardi (oboe) and Silvia Valtieri (piano). In collaboration with the Romagna-Camaldoli association.

Friday 27 January 2023 at 21:00 – Auditorium Palazzo degli Studi (Via S. Maria dell’Angelo, 1)
“The miraculous music” Story of the pianist of the Warsaw ghetto. Concert by Francesco Nicolosi (pianist) and Stefano Valanzuolo (narrator and author), organized by the G. Sarti Municipal Music School of Faenza. In collaboration with ERF – Emilia Romagna Festival. Free entry.

Sunday 29 January 2023 at 18:00 – Gallery of the peaceful hundred (Ridotto Teatro Masini)
“Invano Me Spellbound” Concert in collaboration with the Loxòs association.
Concert guided by the words and testimonies of the Italian military internees.

Monday 30 January 2023 at 20:45 – Cinema Sarti
“Do you know Arpad Weisz?” Theatrical performance by the Menoventi association, directed by Gianni Farina, with Consuelo Battiston and Leonardo Bianconi. Reading taken from “From the Scudetto to Auschwitz” by Matteo Marani. Free entry.

Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 6.30 pm – Sala Bigari (Municipal Residence)
Presentation of the book “Through the Fire” by Gabriele Rubini. Author’s dialogue with Roberto Matatia

Thursday 26 January 2023 at 21:00 “Anne Frank and the secret diary” animated film by Ari Folman.
Entrance with the purchase of the ticket.

Anne Frank and the secret diary, starring Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend, to whom the Jewish girl dedicated her famous diary. Young Kitty wakes up after decades in their home in Holland and immediately sets off in search of her dear friend. Kitty is convinced that Anna is still alive and she travels around Europe in the hope of finding her, while she remains stunned in front of today’s world and her evolutions. This is how the girl will come face to face with something she initially never imagined she would find: Anna’s legacy.

ARGYLLS ROMAGNA GROUP Museum – Via Castellani, 25
Exhibition of drawings and images made by former deportees. Extraordinary opening of the Museum from Thursday 26 January to Sunday 29 January 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. Possibility of guided tours of the Holocaust hall for both groups and schools. For info: – Tel. 3337016251

“The words of the Shoah”: readings by pupils of the “Cova-Lanzoni” middle school in Faenza
Friday 27 January 2023 – 11:00 am Live web radio on the RadioMoa channel, on the Youtube page of the “Matteucci Faenza” Institute

Thursday 2 February, 8.45 pm at the ARCI Prometeo club (vicolo Pasolini 6)
“The Campo di Fossoli, from the tragedy of the Holocaust to the drama of the Julian refugees”, conference promoted by the ARCI Prometheus club and the Bella Ciao Foundation. Speakers: Pierluigi Castagnetti (president of the Fossoli Foundation) and Guido Ceroni (Historical Institute of the Resistance and the Contemporary Age of Ravenna).
Saturday 4 February, 8.45 pm at the ARCI Prometeo club (vicolo Pasolini 6)
“Kaninchen. Journey into the hell of Dachau”, theatrical performance by Lady Godiva Teatro. Directed by Antonella Gullotta, interpreted by Elio Ragno. Free entry.

“Not To Forget – Walks of Memory 2023” – A guided tour of the “Places of Memory” in the city. – Saturday 28 January 2023, at 15:00 Meeting: Pro Loco Faenza Voltone Molinella – Sunday 29 January 2023, at 10:00 Meeting: Pro Loco Faenza Voltone Molinella
Reservation required. Info and reservations: Pro Loco Faenza tel. 0546 25231 –

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