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Jewish Book Festival in Ferrara

Multiple events

Letters, books and personalities, from the Renaissance to David Grossman
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- 9:30 a.m. Gabriella Steindler Moscati, La mia vita incisa nell’arte. Una biografia di Emma Dessau Goitein (Mimesis, Milan, 2018). The author speaks with the art historian Martina Corgnati
-10:15 a.m. Marcella Filippa, Rita Levi Montalcini. La signora delle cellule (Pacini Fazzi, Lucca, 2018). The author speaks with the geneticist and writer Guido Barbujani
- 11:00 a.m. Marta Nicolo, Un impegno controcorrente: Umberto Terracini e gli ebrei, 1945-1983 (Zamorani, Torino, 2018). The author speaks with Fausto Ciuffi, Director of Fondazione Villa Emma
Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - MEISHOP
TWO LITERARY CASES - free admission
- 11:30 a.m. Giovanni Grasso, Il caso Kaufmann (Rizzoli, Milano, 2019). The author speaks with the historian Anna Foa
- 12:30 a.m. Alain Elkann, Anita (Bompiani, Milan, 2019). The author speaks with the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi
Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - Garden of Questions
- 3:30 p.m. FORBIDDEN BOOKS - free admission
Inauguration of the installation by Sicilian artist Manlio Geraci, curated by Ermanno Tedeschi: 774 burned books represent the 774 deportees who left for to Auschwitz with on the first train that left from track 21 of Milan Central Station

Municipal Theater of Ferrara (Corso Martiri della Libertà, 5 - Ferrara)


Conversation with Simonetta Della Seta, Director of MEIS
The Israeli author reveals how his characters are shaped by the Hebrew language (interview in English with translation)


MUSEUM OPEN NON-STOP 9:00a.m.- 6:00p.m.

On the occasion of the Jewish Book Festival, MEIS will be open from 9:00am to 6:00 p.m. with the exhibit The Renaissance Speaks Hebrew and the permanent exhibit Jews, an Italian story. The first thousand years, the multimedia show Through the Eyes of the Italian Jews, which provides an introduction to the themes dealt with by MEIS, the totems in The Realm of Questions, the Garden of Questions — that help one understandkasherut, the Jewish dietary laws — and the docufilm We were Italians, presenting testimony from survivors of the Shoah.

The Jewish Book Festival is organized in collaboration with the Municipal Theater of Ferrara and under the patronage of the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Municipality of Ferrara, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities and the Jewish Community of Ferrara


Ferrara - Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - Via Piangipane, 81 / Teatro Comunale


Mai, 19th, 2019


9.00 am-18.00 pm

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