Italy

Luigi Maccotta

Head of the Italian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 1999

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Paola Deiana (Ministry of Education) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Massimiliano Boni (Union of the Italian Jewish Communities) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Cristina Carenza (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) – Academic Working Group

Simonetta Della Seta (Director of MEIS - National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Sira Fatucci (Union of the Italian Jewish Communities) – Education Working Group

Silvia Guetta (University of Florence) – Education Working Group

Saul Meghnagi (Union of the Italian Jewish Communities) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Gadi Luzzatto Voghera (Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Centre) – Academic Working Group

Micaela Procaccia (Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Milena Santerini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan) – Education Working Group

Michele Sarfatti (Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Centre) – Academic Working Group

Amedeo Spagnoletto (Museum of Italian Hebrew Culture and the Shoah) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Caterina Spezzano (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group


Since joining the IHRA, the Italian Government has increased its support for initiatives which aim to strengthen Holocaust remembrance, education and research. Following the 2004 Italian Chairmanship, institutions and civil society have become more involved in Holocaust-related issues. The collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities has produced positive results. It also continues to strengthen the civil consciousness of future generations — particularly with a national, annual poster competition, prominently awarded by the President of the Italian Republic. The numerous memorial initiatives and events around 27 January — organized by institutions and civil society groups — receive widespread media attention. The 2018 Italian Chairmanship aims to further awareness of the IHRA among Italian institutions and academia. 

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