Thursday September 15, 2022
3 PM

"The Students of Umberto Primo"
A post-film discussion with director Alessandra Maioletti & Executive Producer Diane Boulanger
Moderated by Avi Ben Hur


A Sneak Peak!: You can watch the film by
REGISTERING HERE by the 14th of September.
The link to watch the film prior to the discussion will be sent to registered participants.

The beautifully filmed docudrama, "The Students of Umberto Primo", brings to life the stories of nine young Jewish students studying at the Italian school, Umberto Primo, in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the time of Nazi occupation. The project is the result of a discovery by Antonio Crescenzi of students’ essays, graduation diplomas, and other documents of historical importance, that had been long forgotten in the basement of the Italian Institute of Thessaloniki (formerly the location of Italian School of Umberto Primo). Sadly, these students never received their graduation diplomas, or their papers, because of Nazi persecution. Thanks to Crescenzi’s discovery and subsequent work, 157 diplomas were presented to survivors and/or their families in January 2017.




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