International Memorial Society wins Vittorio Foa prize

posted 21 Oct 2014, 13:33 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Oct 2014, 13:38 ]
20 October 2014

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The award ceremony took place on 18 October 2014 in the Italian city of Formia. The award was accepted by chair of the board of the International Memorial Society, historian Arseny Roginsky.

The award was established in 2013 in honour of Vittorio Foa (1910-2008), an anti-fascist activist and member of the Italian Resistance, one of the most respected figures in the Italian and European left movement of the 20th century, trade unionist, politician, journalist, and author of numerous historical research publications.

The stated objectives of the prize include supporting the study of history, especially 20th century Italian and international political history, and encouraging the younger generation to engage in reading and critical and historical reflection.

Translated by Natascha Kearsey