Revisiting Collective Memory in Albania

Revisiting Collective Memory in AlbaniaRevisiting Collective Memory in Albania

9-11 February 2014

Barleti University. Campus No.1. Rruga Sami Frashëri, Nr. 41, Tirana; Albania

Program
First Day
Sunday, 09 February 2014
13.00- 18.00:
Arrival of Participants:

19.30-20.00
Screening of the Documentary Film:
Rescue in Albania” (2009, min. 28)
RESCUE IN ALBANIA A documentary film about the Jewish rescue in Albania during World War II. A story told by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, who speak about the nobility of the Albanian people who put their own lives in danger in order to save those of their visitors. A touchy recollection of events and ordeals that Albanians and Jews went through before, during and after WWII. The documentary was screened at US Holocaust Museum (April 2011, Washington), Yad Vashem Museum (May 2012, Jerusalem) and other locations. Produced by INIT, www.init.tv

20.00-21.00
Dinner

Second Day
Monday, 10 February 2014
09.30- 11.00:
Welcoming Address and Opening Speeches:
Moderator: Dr. Paolo Rago, Member of Board of Trustees, Barleti University

Prof. Dr. Marenglen SPIRO, Rector, Barleti University

H.E. Mr. Ettore SEQUI, Ambassador of EU Delegation in Tiran

H.E. Mr. Viorel STANILA Ambassador of Rumania in Tirana

H.E. Mrs. Mirela KUMBARO, Minister of Culture, Albania
The transmission of the collective memory through art and culture

H.E. Mr. Erion VELIAJ, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania
Transmitting collective memory through generations

Maura de BERNART, PhD, ECOSMeG Project Coordinator, University of Bologna – Forlì Campus
The importance of the continuity of ECOSMeG project
11.00-11.15
Coffee Break

11.15-11.30
International Photography Exhibition “Vedere L’Altro, Vedere la Shoah”, (Seeing the Other, Means to See the Shoah) curated by Alessandra Carelli, Cesira Bellucci and Paolo Coen, University of Calabria, Italy

11.30-12.30
First Panel
“Jews in Albania”
Moderator: Dr. Dorian Jano, “Marin Barleti” University
Intervention: Fausta Gallo, University of Teramo

Mr. Avrham LEV-LOUIS, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Israel in Tirana

Prof. Ass. Dr. Nevila XHINDI, Deputy Mayor of Tirana
Keeping the Memory Alive: The International Day of Commemoration in Tirana

Prof. Dr. Nevila NIKA, Historian,
The official and civic attitude towards Jews in Albania in light of new archival documents

Dr. Tommaso Dell’ERA, University of Tuscia
Kavaja Camp: The Italian Repressive System and its Policies towards Jews during the occupation (1939-1943)

PhD.C Artan R. HOXHA, University of Tirana
Memory and Politics: Albanian Protection of Jews during the Holocaust and Albanian historiography – A Comparative Approach

12.30-12.45
Coffee Break

12.45-13.00:
Witnesses

Mr. Fatmir VESELI (live memories and photos)

Mrs. Natasha KORN (live memories)

Mrs. Astro DOLLMA (Sina) (live memories)

Mr. Astrit BECI (live memories)

Mr. Arshin XHEZO
“Berat citizen`s hospitality in support of Jews during the Second World War”

13.00-13.30:
Questions and Discussions

13.30-15.00:
Lunch

Second Pannel
“Memories of Communism”

Moderator: Eurona Leka, PhD candidate, Barleti University
Intervention: Prof. Dr. Drazen Lalic, University of Zagreb

15.00-15.45
Dr. Zamira ÇAVO, Chair of Government, Politics and Communication Department, Barleti University
“Return of Communism”: fear or nostalgia?

Prof. Dr. Ana LALAJ, Historian
Ice melting and destalinization efforts in Tirana, 1956

Dr. Visar ZHITI (live memories)

15.45-16.00:
Questions and Discussions

16.00-16.15:
Coffee Break

16.15-17.00
‘Communism in Albania seen from Inside and Out. An Artistic Point of View’
Painting exhibition by: Arben Theodhosi (Albanian Painter)
Photographic exhibition by: Antonio Fantasia (Italian Photographer)

17.00-20.30
‘Free time’

21.00-22.00
Dinner

Third Day
Tuesday, 11 February 2014

9.00-11.00:
ECOSMeG Meeting
Chair: Maura de BERNART, PhD, ECOSMeG Project Coordinator, University of Bologna – Forlì Campus

11.00-12.00
Visit at Albanian National Historic Museum and the “Postbllok Monument”

12.00-14.30:
Lunch and Departure

Annex:
International Photography Exhibition “Vedere L’Altro, Vedere la Shoah”, (Seeing the Other, Means to See the Shoah) curated by Alessandra Carelli, Cesira Bellucci and Paolo Coen, University of Calabria:
– Agata Raffaella Midiri Stolpersteine, Fermati per non dimenticare (Vincitrice II edizione)
– Anna Rotundo, Oltre (I edizione)
– Armando Mazzulla, Our memory, your forgiveness – New York (II edizione)
– Attilio Onofrio, Vedere oltre, Invaso di Tarsia (III edizione)
– Paolo di Giosia, Untitled1 (II edizione)
– Di Giosia Betulle, Low (III edizione)
– Di Giosia, Block 5 (III edizione)
– Marco Colonna, Continuo a Vivere (III edizione)
– Marco Colonna, L’indifferenza Che Divide (III edizione)
– Federico, Democrazia Reale (III edizione)
– Federico, Non piangere (III edizione)
– Emanuele Perduto, Chi salva una vita salva il mondo intero (II edizione)
– Fabiola Sbano. The Hope (II edizione)
– Gianclaudio Curia, Bollato, etichettato, segnato (II edizione)
– De Cindio, I colori di Aushwitz (III edizione)
– Ivana Russo, volto (III edizione)
– Jessica Adamo, 1.000.000 d’innocenti (III edizione)
– Raffaella Midiri, La compagna dell’ultimo viaggio (III edizione)
– Raffaella Midiri, Window in between (III edizione)
– Laura Brazzo Fermati, Placcaggio Londra 2008 (II edizione)
– Livia Argentino, Autoironia (II edizione)
– Valentina Cosco, Looking Forward (III edizione)
– Valentina Cosco, Andarsi incontro (vincitrice III edizione)
– Movimento milc Perché, cos’ho fatto (III edizione)
– Valentina Blasi, Mater Dei (I edizione)
– Paola Varone, Salto nel vuoto (III edizione)
– Silvia Allegri, Present. I am 2009 (vincitrice I edizione )
– Rosso Vergogna, Salemme Battista (III edizione)
– Settimio Martire, Linea di confine Ghetto di Varsavia 2013 (III edizione)
– Vincenzo Covelli, La Follia 2012 Auschwitz (II edizione)

‘Communism in Albania seen from Inside and Out. An Artistic Point of View’
Photographic exhibition by: Antonio Fantasia (Italian Photographer) Didascalie foto di Antonio Fantasia (anteprima del progetto in progress “Il Comunismo Abbandonato”)
– Af2013b001 Uzina “Partizani” – Tirana
– Af2013b002 Uzina “Partizani” – Tirana
– Af2013b003 Piramide – Tirana
– Af2013b004 Statue Comuniste Coperte – Tirana
– Af2013b005 Monumento Agli Eroi Di Guerra – Tirana
– Af2013b006 La Madre Albania – Tirana
– Af2013b007 Bunker Sulla Spiaggia Di Tale – Tirana
– Af2013b008 Bunker Sulla Spiaggia Di Tale – Tirana

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