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B’nai B’rith International held its annual Holocaust remembrance program at United Nations headquarters in New York City with hundreds of people in attendance and U.N. Under-Secretary-General Cristina Gallach giving remarks.
The program spotlighted preeminent Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, who publicly took a hard-line stance against the oppression and racism of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and supported the establishment of the orchestra now known as the Israel Philharmonic in solidarity with Jewish musicians escaping Nazi persecution.
Those in the audience included diplomats, members of civil society, B’nai B’rith partners from the Italian-American and other communities, and Holocaust survivors.
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B’nai B’rith’s program was held in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and the world body’s Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. Gallach and Kimberly Mann, chief of the Education Outreach Section of the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, thanked B’nai B’rith for its partnership over the course of a decade since the United Nations began its official Holocaust commemorations.
Executive Director Natalia Indrimi of the Centro Primo Levi, a New York-based organization inspired by the humanistic legacy of Italian Jewish writer and chemist Primo Levi, who survived Auschwitz, gave a candid and thorough overview of the situation of Italian Jews during the fascist period, and the intensifying persecution of them. She called Toscanini “one of the few Italian public figures who spoke up” against fascism.