A visit to Turin, Italy reveals a city with a notable heritage of Jewish writers and scientists. President of the Turin Jewish community, Dario Designi, can trace his family roots back centuries to this northern Italian city known for its galleries, palaces and piazzas. Designi is also the chairman of a new museum being constructed in the city that pays tribute and memorializes the city’s rich Jewish heritage as well and showcases how it was impacted by the Holocaust. We spoke to him about the challenges facing the city’s dwindling Jewish population and how he is working to bring the story of Italy’s ancient Jewish life to a modern era.
For more on Jewish Italy read: “Teaching The Holocaust In The Land Of Truffles“
Harry D. Wall has a long career in journalism, advocacy and consulting. Most recently, he has taken a late-career move and began making documentary films about Jewish heritage and communities around the globe. His blog, Jewish Discoveries, is a travelogue of Jewish heritage and contemporary life around the world. You can keep up to date with his travels on the blog or Facebook.com/JDiscoveries.