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Holocaust Remembrance Day: screening of the documentary "L'orologio di Monaco" by Mauro Caputo



Holocaust Remembrance Day: screening of the documentary

in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago and the Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Holocaust survivor Dov Boros, born in Budapest, will speak briefly before the screening.

On 1 November 2005 the General Assembly of the United Nations designated the 27th of January, date of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, i.e. an annual day of commemoration to remember the Shoah and promote among younger generations the feelings of solidarity, pacific coexistence and respect for freedom and human dignity. Five years earlier, by way of Act 211 of 20/07/2000, the Italian Republic had established on the same date a commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust (Giorno della Memoria). The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago will commemorate the occasion by screening the docu-film L’orologio di Monaco (The Munich’s Clock) made in 2014 by Mauro Caputo. The movie originates from the short story collection written by writer, playwright and film director Giorgio Pressburger, who also lends his voice to the film. The movie was presented in the Official Selection of the Rome International Film Festival within the "Special Events" category and subsequently at the 13th edition of the Mittel Cinema Fest - Italian Film Festival in Central Europe, which is dedicated to the diffusion of Italian cinema in Mitteleuropa.L’orologio di Monaco is the story of a centre-European family in which some of the names of the greatest protagonists of the last two centuries of history converge: Karl Marx, Heinrich Heine, Felix Mendelssohn, Edmund Husserls, Emeric Pressburger. The narrator (Giorgio Pressburger) relives with intense emotion, through a research intertwining past and present, memories and events that have led him to discover “what it really means to belong to a human community of dead and living people“. The movie, based on true stories, includes live footage held at the Istituto Luce Cinecittà as well as original video material by film director Emeric Pressburger, kindly made available for this movie by his nephew, Scottish director and Oscar prize winner Kevin MacDonald.Giorgio Pressburger is an Italian writer whose works range from literature to cinema, radio, television, theatre and opera music. Born in 1937 in Budapest from Jewish parents of Slovakian origin, after the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary Pressburger settled in Italy with his twin brother Nicola. One of the most representative Italian cultural personalities at international level, Pressburger has been active both as a writer, director and as well as representative of cultural institutions (Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Budapest until 2002; Cultural Director of the Municipality of Spoleto).

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to honor the memories of those who were lost and to teach universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and by presenting educational programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.  The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m. Learn more at Thanks to the network of the Italian Cultural Institutes in the world which have embraced this initiative, on the 27th of January 2016, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, L'orologio di Monaco will be screened throughout all the five continents.Official Facebook page dedicated to the global screening


Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Entrance : Free