900fest – 2016 edition. Guilt and History


900fest – Fifth edition (Forlì, from 24 to 27 October 2018)

ITALY 1938 EUROPE 2018

Racism, xenophobia, crisis of citizenship

Preview 900fest 2018


4 pm, Palazzo Romagnoli (Via Cesare Albicini, 12)
Before the concert “Between the Klezmer and the Jewish soul” by the duo Gurfinkel
(organized by Emilia Romagna Festival)

Eighty years ago, the first anti-Jewish laws

By Michele Sarfatti (Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan)


3.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Municipal Hall (piazza Saffi, 8)

900fest opening

Greetings from the mayor Davide Drei

The great fault

1938, the “true” legality
Alessandro Pajno

Anti-Jewish laws
Tullia Catalan

Ordinary administration: the Italian way to the Shoah
Matteo Stefanori

“The young Primo is back …”
Anna Foa

The failed Nuremberg
Michele Battini

9.00 pm, Cinema San Luigi (via Luigi Nanni 14)

Film screening: “1945”

(by Ferenc Török, Hungary, 2017)


9.30am – 12.30pm, Sala Nassiriya (piazza Morgagni, 2)

Why the racial laws?
A reflection on Italian anti-Semitism

Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci
Patrizia Dogliani
Alberto Cavaglion
Guri Schwarz
Paola Salvatori

3.00pm – 5.00pm, Sala Nassiriya

Anti-Semitism as a revolutionary political theory

Francesco Germinario

5.00pm – 7.00pm, Sala Nassiriya

Citizenship, emancipation and anti-Jewish anti-capitalism

Michele Battini and Guri Schwarz

8.30pm – 10.30pm, Cinema San Luigi

Film screening: “Süss the Jew” (Veit Harlan, 1940)

Introduced by Gadi Luzzatto Voghera


9.30 – 12.30 am, Room to be defined

Women against racism and sexism

Wanda Nowicka (Poland)

Pragna Patel (United Kingdom)

Roza Hodosan (Hungary)

Coordinator: Raffaella Baccolini

5.00 – 7.00 pm, Municipal Hall

Are we racist?

Laura Balbo, Ernesto Galli Della Loggia

Discussant: Alessandro Cavalli

8.30pm – 10.30pm, Cinema San Luigi

Film screening: Mussolini’s speech, Trieste 1938
Introduction by Fabio Levi


10.00 am – 12.00 am; 15.00 – 18.00, Municipal Hall

Cosmopolitanism and tribe

Discussant Wlodek Goldkorn

Democracy: crisis or metamorphosis?
Michel Wieviorka

Sovereignty vs. autonomy, State vs community: the debate within Jewish political thought
Julie E. Cooper

Cosmopolitan vs. community: the new social divide?
Wolfgang Merkel

Migration and citizenship in the capitalist state
Lea Ypi

“Are not we both human beings?”: why turning to our common humanity is not always enough
Anne Phillips

Citizenship and the disruptive alterity
Bashir Bashir

Citizenship beyond sovereignty: rethinking democratic representation
Melissa Williams

9.00pm, Masque Teatro (via Orto del Fuoco, 3)

Show / Concert

(place and dates to be defined)

Ongoing (tba)


On the occasion of the Festival we will set up the exhibition “The offense of the race. Racism and anti-Semitism of fascist Italy “, realized by the Superintendency for books and documentary assets of the IBC Regione Emilia-Romagna, illustrates with vintage documents, the theme of racism and in general the attitude towards the “different” in the fascist era.

Organized by
Fondazione Alfred Lewin
Via Duca Valentino, 11 47121 Forlì
phone: +39 0543.36698 / fax: +39 0543.30421
info@alfredlewin.org / http://www.900fest.com