“Fleeing Mussolini”: Based on Pontecorboli’s Book “Americordo,” Video Now on YouTube

Dec 15, 2021 433

BY: Lara Dreux

The “Fleeing Mussolini — Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States” video was released on Youtube by the Sousa Mendes Foundation (SMF) on November 28th. Opened by Olia Mattis, President of the SMF, and moderated by Natalia Indrina, director of the Centro Primo Levi (CPL), the video featured a short documentary film based on Gianna Pontecorboli’s book “Americordo” and interviews with Annalisa Capristo, an author and academic in Antisemitism and Holocaust studies, and finally Massimo Calabresi, Time magazine’s Washington Bureau Chief.

The video’s combination of Jewish Italian migrant descendants, historical experts in the field of World War II in Italy and the US, and the “Americordo” short film enabled an intimate narrative of the struggles WWII’s refugees endured and a beautiful homage to their contributions to their new home.

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