“Remember without Hate”: The Holocaust as European Memory in 1960s’ Italian Television

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Abstract

This article discusses a small cluster of documentary programmes that aired in the first half of the 1960s and representing Italian TV’s earliest forms of engagement with Holocaust-related topics. Within this small corpus, particular attention will be given to two documentary programmes broadcast by Italian State-owned network RAI in 1965. The documentaries Europa per la libertà (Europe for Liberty) and Il giorno della pace (The Day of Peace) represent some of Italian television’s earliest forms of engagement with the issue of how to remember the Holocaust. Moreover, these discussions of Holocaust memory were framed in terms in which national and transnational dimensions coexisted. However, this emphasis on supranational memory was not at odds with domestic needs, as it was ultimately consistent with established Italian national narratives about the war and the country’s role in it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-239
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of War and Culture Studies
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2018
EventConflict, Memory and Memorialisation: War and European Culture in the Twentieth Century - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 201019 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Holocaust
  • 1960s
  • Memory
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Television
  • memory
  • television

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