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Washington, virtual meeting with author Edith Bruck

The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington has organised a virtual meeting, on 24 January 2022, with the Hungarian-born, naturalised Italian, author Edith Bruck, a witness of the Shoah.

The author will dialogue with Stefania Lucamante, Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Cagliari and Professor of Italian Studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington (DC), where she directs the Italian Studies programme. This event will take place on the eve of Remembrance Day, which is held every year on 27 January.

Born into a modest Jewish family in Tiszabercel, Hungary, Edith Bruck was deported to Auschwitz when she was just 12 years old. Part of her family – her parents and a brother – died in the camp, while she and her sister Eliz were liberated in 1945. In 1954, she moved to Italy and from her new home in Rome began to write her life story in Italian, offering a vivid eye-witness account of the Holocaust in all her works. Her latest novel, “Il pane perduto” (The lost bread), was nominated for the Strega Prize, the most prestigious Italian literary award.

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