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Archives and Human Rights

today October 21, 2021my_locationOnline


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Archives and Human Rights

Raffaele Mattioli, the “humanist banker” at the top of the Italian Commercial Bank from 1933 to 1972, worked to save many Jewish citizens, Italians and foreigners, from the anti-Semitic persecutions launched in 1938 by the fascist regime. Through specific cases, reconstructed on the basis of documentary evidence preserved in the Historical Archive of Intesa Sanpaolo, it is shown how Mattioli has exploited the network of foreign and Italian agents and correspondents of the Comit to help people in danger to expatriate or obtain permits and visas from government authorities.This story, linked to the most tragic and darkest page of our recent history, can make us reflect on the role of archives as fundamental tools of democracy and certification of law, because there is a direct relationship between the possibility of accessing sources and reliable information and that of being able to increase a true knowledge of the facts and therefore assert one’s rights. In the case of the racist persecutions carried out during Nazi-fascism, preserving and passing on the sources also means raising awareness among the new generations, who will no longer have the opportunity to listen to the eyewitnesses of these events.
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Begin October 21, 2021 H 4:45 pm
End October 21, 2021 H 5:30 pm
Location Online
Link https://diplomacychannels.it/
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