Almost 8,000 Jews were deported from Italy during the Holocaust and killed in Auschwitz. About half of them were arrested by Italians: members of the fascist party, police and military forces. Informing was widespread, often motivated by greed and turning in next-door neigbours. In the postwar period the role of Italians in the genocide fell mostly...

The 15th Annual Italian Festival, chaired by Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores (MEDITERRANEO) and writer and producer Nick Vallelonga (GREEN BOOK) is back in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars with an array of Italian films - many World and U.S. premieres - as well as Italian, Italian-American and International artists including director a...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ordained by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, renowned Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism.  He will be joined by Cantor Jonathan...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  an annual international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust, guitarist Alberto Lombardi will play at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust together with the German duo consisting of Friedrich Edelmann (Bassoon) and Rebecca Rust (Violoncello). Organized by the Italian Cultural Instit...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 6:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP required. The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles cordially invites you to celebrate the Holiday Season with "Italian Short Film Day 2019". Presented with Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio & San Diego Italian Film Festival. Joi...

When: Saturday, December 07, 2019 From 4:00 pm To 5:30 pm - Where:  Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles Through special activities and games, authors Sonia Scalco and Carlo Carzan will guide children (6+) into Leonardo Da Vinci’s world. This playful and interactive learning workshop presented by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate t...

Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. In collaboration with Consulate General of Italy of Los Angeles and Houston and American Italian Cultural Center. Entrance: Free. Justin A. Nystrom, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University in New Orleans, will...

Venetian-born pianist Gloria Campaner will perform on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Cal Poly's Performing Arts Center Pavilion.The concert entitled "Home" features two touchstones of Romantic piano repertoire: Robert Schumann's "Kinderszenen" and Frédéric Chopin's  "Préludes".  Campaner is regarded as one of the most interesting Italia...

Featuring works of art by the legendary director, drawn at the table and included in Il libro dei sogni (The Book of Dreams), a journal he kept for about thirty years. Special Spotlight on prosecco DOCG wine from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene that have just officially become Italy’s 55th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Organized by the Inst...