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La Razzia (The Raid) by R. Gabbai & La Razzia - Film Discussion

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2021, join us for a special screening of La Razzia (The Raid), a documentary by Ruggero Gabbai. On October 16, 1943, the Nazis arrested more than 1,250 Jews in Rome. The victims prepared their suitcases and abandoned their homes in few minutes. On October 18th, they took them to the Tiburtina train station to be piled up in twenty-eight cattle wagons and deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Only sixteen of them made it back home. Seventy-eight years after that raid, this documentary film traces one of the most tragic pages of Italian history through the voices of those who lived it and are now offering a precious and unprecedented testimony of this appalling event. 

The documentary will be preceded by opening remarks by H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Ruth Dureghello, President of Rome's Jewish Community, and an introduction to the film by Mario Venezia, President of the Shoah Museum Foundation in Rome and co-producer of La Razzia. A post-screening conversation with movie director, Ruggero Gabbai, and Leslie Swift, Chief of Film, Oral History and Recorded Sound at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will follow.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Ruggero Gabbai
  • Screenwriter
    Marcello Pezzetti, Liliana Picciotto
  • Producer
    Fondazione Museo della Shoah di Roma
  • Co-Producer
    Rai Cinema