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For some schoolchildren in southern Italy, meeting their first Jew on Holocaust Day

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/for_some_schoolkids_in_southern_italy_meeting_their_first_jew_on_holocaust_

It was International Holocaust Memorial Day, and when I told my audience that I was a Jew, they burst into applause. I was speaking at the City Hall in this ancient seacoast town in Calabria, deep in southern Italy on the instep of the Italian boot. My audience consisted of some 100 schoolchildren aged 10-13, along with their teachers, city officials and a few parents.

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