Thursday, March 17, 2016

You're Invited To Book Reading And Signing By Roosevelt Island Resident Gianna Pontecorboli Author Of Americordo - Italian Jewish Exiles In America At Gallery RIVAA Friday March 18

Join Roosevelt Island resident Gianna Pontecorboli as she reads and signs her book Americordo - Italian Jewish Exiles In America at Gallery RIVAA  on Friday March 18. According to Gallery RIVAA:

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to the book reading and signing of "Americordo - Italian Jewish Exiles in America" - A book by Gianna Pontecorboli, on Friday March 18th at 7PM at Gallery RIVAA.

Image From Gallery RIVAA

Date: March 18th, 2016 at 7PM
Venue: Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

According to the Primo Levi Center:
Pontecorboli's book is a long overdue account of a lesser-known aspect of the Italian anti-Jewish persecution: the exile of Italian Jews to America.

Forced to the US by the Fascist persecutions during the 1930’s and 1940’s, roughly one thousand Italian Jews with their families continued their work in a wide range of fields, from mathematics and biology to medicine, music, banking, textile manufacturing, art and antiques. Pontecorboli retraces the threads of their stories, personal recollections and historical background, their strategies to exit Italy and those to find a visa to the US. She reconstructs their first steps in the new world, their networks of solidarity, their successes and drawbacks, their encounters with fascism and antifascism in America, their different and at times conflicting choices of adaptation and survival....
You can purchase Americordo - Italian Jewish Exiles In America by Roosevelt Island resident Gianna Pontecorboli at Amazon.