Italian Summer University


May 29 to June 3, 2016

The Shoah Memorial is pleased to announce the sixth University for Italian-speaking teachers, “Thinking and Teaching about the Holocaust”, a permanent seminar on the history and teaching of the Holocaust sponsored by the MIUR (Ministry of Instruction, Universities and Research).

The seminar, which is open to 30 participants, takes place every year at the Shoah Memorial in Paris. It is designed as a high-level training course ushering in new views, modern thinking and a better historical knowledge of the Holocaust by taking a comparative approach. There is a special focus on the most recent historiography and the latest research on the persecution of Italian Jews under Fascism. Leading European historians and specialists give lectures on the political and cultural processes that paved the way for the Holocaust. The program focuses on history and historiography, but will also include educational workshops and moments of reflecting on the issues of memory and the transmission of history to younger generations. Guided tours of the Museum of Jewish Art and History and the Drancy Memorial round out the program.


Dates: May 29 to June 3, 2016
The number of participants is limited to 30.
The seminar takes place at the Shoah Memorial, 17, rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier, 75004 Paris and is open to all Italian-speaking teachers (history, geography, literature and philosophy teachers have priority) and the heads of museums, memorials, places of remembrance, cultural organizations and research institutes provided they can document a professional investment in transmitting the memory and history of the Holocaust.

The Memorial organizes the seminar, arranges for simultaneous translations and pays for the meals mentioned in the program. The participants pay their travel and accommodation expenses and will receive a list of hotels with special rates.