Film Screening- My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

Film Screening- My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

Wagner College Holocaust Education & Programming Center hosted a screening of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Oren Jacoby's film, My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes on Wednesday, October 19 at 6PM.

The film showcases the daring story of Italian cyclist Gino Bartali (voiced by late actor Robert Loggia '51, a Wagner College alumnus) a courier of forged documents, and other valiant Italians who rescued 80% of Italy's Jews and refugees from the Nazis in World War II.

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Following the screening, an open discussion was hosted by Vincent Marmorale, President of the Italy and the Holocaust Foundation, with remarks by former Staten Island Borough President, Ralph Lamberti and former New York State Senator Seymour Lachman.

This event was co-sponsored by Casa Belvedere, the Italian Cultural Foundation, the National Organization of Italian-American Women, the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center and the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island.

Link to film's website.