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Mayor of Predappio – Mussolini’s birthplace – receives Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award 2016

September 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Invitation for the presentation of the
Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award 2016
to Prof. Giorgio Frassineti

Österreichischer Auslandsdienst

Predappio coat

In Predappio in the Teatro Comunale on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

With Prof. Dr. Andreas Maislinger (Austrian Service Abroad) and
Prof. Alberto de Bernardi (Università degli Studi di Bologna).

The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award is awarded annualy since 2006 by the association Austrian Service Abroad. It honors people who show outstanding engagement in the reappraisal of the atrocities committed by National Socialism. This year it will be presented to the mayor of Predappio, Giorgio Frassineti.

Predappio is the birthplace of Benito Mussolini. In 1883 the fascist dictator was born here and till today the association remains. The town is a popular place of pilgrimage for neo-fascists, the shops sell souvenirs „of a special kind“. Giorgio Frassineti is determined to change the image of the town. With the aim to encourage critical reflection and examination of Italian fascism, Giorgio Frassineti initiated the creation of a documentation-center of the 20th century in the town center.

For his special commitment he will be awarded with the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 16:00 in Predappio at the Teatro Comunale.

Prof. Giorgio Frassineti
Prof. Giorgio Frassineti

  • Welcome/Opening address
  • Introduction of the association Austrian Service Abroad and the work of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Servants in Italy
  • Greetings by President Dr. Heinz Fischer and the Minister of Social Affairs Alois Stöger – both recorded on the July 1, 2016
  • Honorific speech by Prof. Alberto de Bernardi, a native of Romagna and professor of contemporary history at the Università degli Studi di Bologna
  • Presentation of the award by Dr. Andreas Maislinger
  • Final words by Prof. Giorgio Frassineti

Moderation: Felix Hafner

From September 2th until 4h, the village fair „I Tre Giorni del Sangiovese” will take palce in Predappio. On this occasion held in honor of the wine of the same name, there will be live music and stands offering culinary delicacies all around the town.

Furthermore, the ceremony is accompanied by a program which gives the opportunity to get to know more about the region of Emilia-Romagna. It can be varied depending on the personal interests. For more information and questions about accomodation: felix.hafner@live.at

Palazzo Varano - Rathaus von Predappio

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Date: September 3, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm