Multidirectional Sites of Memory in Italian Holocaust Documentaries

Maurizio Cinquegrani


This article investigates the ways in which film can use the act of witnessing and the exploration of significant locations in order to exhume memories of the deportation of Italian Jews to Auschwitz in 1943-1944. It aims at doing so by focusing on the neglected area of study provided by Italian documentaries about the Holocaust. In particular the article addresses two documentary films where testimonial performances and topographical investigation will be analysed by means of the conceptualisations of site of memory and multidirectional memory.


Michael Rothberg; Pierre Nora; Italy; Auschwitz; Survivors; WWII; Holocaust; Memory; Sites of memory; Multidirectional memory

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