FEAST OF SAN GIOVANNI BOSCO AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

On the occasion of the Feast dedicated to San Giovanni Bosco, numerous initiatives were held at the Museum of Peace: meetings of young people, visits to the emotional itineraries dedicated to Don Bosco, common prayers in the Chapel with the relics of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.
On this occasion, a celebration of Holy Mass was officiated with a moment of prayer and reflection on the work of Don Bosco for young people
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NOT TO FORGET: THE MEMORIAL DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Like every year, the Museum of Peace held various events with school students and various groups of visitors on the occasion of the "Memorial Day".
In the Sala Israel - inaugurated by Shimon Peres - various videos were projected, some unpublished, too, on the Shoah and on the deportation of Jews to the various concentration camps.
Emotion and participation in particular by looking at the testimonies of Andra and Tatiana Bucci on the occasion of their visit to the Peace Museum. Their story is moving: daughters of a Jewish mother, in 1944 - when they were only 6 and 4 years old - they were deported to Auschwitz and survived.
Today Tatiana lives in Brussels, while Andra between the United States and Europe.
On this occasion, the book "Storia di Sergio" by Alessandra Viola, Andra Bucci and Tatiana Bucci was presented: the story of their Neapolitan cousin who died in concentration camps
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WASHINGTON 01.20.2021, PRESIDENT BIDEN IS IN OFFICE

The 46th President of the United States of America Joe Biden took office in the White House.
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, the Board of Directors, the Scientific Council, the International Committee and the representatives of the branch offices express their wishes to the new president for a concrete action in this difficult moment in history based on freedom, solidarity and values shared for the Common Good.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF MARIO POMILIO

Great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT for the centenary of the birth of Mario Pomilio.
The president Michele Capasso, in connection, collected various testimonies and recalled the friendship between the writer and his paternal uncle Celestino Capasso.
Writer and essayist Mario Pomilio (who died in 1990) wrote famous works such as "La compromissione" (winner of the Campiello Prize in 1965), "Il quinto evangelio" and "Il Natale del 1833", in which he plumbs the spiritual travail of Alessandro Manzoni ( Strega Award in 1983)."He approached religious reflection in the course of his life. His Christianity was very much filtered by the Enlightenment and by reason", his daughter Annalisa told of him in an interview with "Famiglia Cristiana" in 2015 which we propose here.

A clear, vivid image resurfaces from the ocean of memories. "It's 1983: we are at the seaside in Baia Domizia, in my parents' house", says Annalisa Pomilio. "We are sitting in front of a small black and white television to watch the Strega Award ceremony live." That year, in fact, the jury crowned Mario Pomilio, his father, author of Il Natale del 1833. A novel of strong impact, challenging from the thematic point of view, a challenge from a stylistic point of view: following the Manzoni form of the mixed composition of real documents and invention, historical reconstruction and fiction, Pomilio plumbs the human and spiritual travail of Alessandro Manzoni starting from Il Natale del 1833, a fragment of an interrupted poem resulting from the pain of the death of his first wife, Enrichetta Blondel. The writer's anger at God, the outburst of a Christian man who, in the face of suffering, does not deny his faith but wonders why God can allow evil in the world. A reflection particularly dear to Pomilio.
«Dad came from a particular family», Annalisa recalls, «his mother was an extremely religious woman, his father was a socialist, atheist. Dad absorbed both souls of his parents into his personality. In his youth he was far from Christian themes. He then approached faith and religious reflection over the years and over his life. Surely his Christianity was very much filtered by the Enlightenment and by reason, he was a faith with a strong rational component, just like Alessandro Manzoni's faith was. Dad deeply felt the theme of human suffering as his own: it is emblematic that he wrote Christmas of 1833 when for some years he had been fighting against a very painful disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which caused him enormous suffering and at a certain point did not allow him more than writing. Christmas was born in a period of remission of the disease, in which arthritis had granted him a little peace".

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF TURI FERRO

Great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT for the centenary of the birth of Turi Ferro.
President Michele Capasso, in connection with the City of Catania, recalled the "great Sicilian actor naturally linked to the great authors of his Sicily".
Turi Ferro, whose 100th anniversary of his birth on 10 January and 11 May will be the winds of his death in 2001, was above all Pirandello in an exemplary way, managing to bring together, in the ambiguity typical of the great playwright's poetics, his well-known comic qualities with high and dramatic ones playing on times and pauses.
"Usually an actor, during breaks, makes it clear that he is reflecting on a line. Turi did and gave more, an added value - Andrea Camilleri testified - he inserted in his acting certain absolutely comic pauses in a dramatic context, he brought irony, modifying the direction, like any real actor ".

A complete actor, capable of giving life to characters who must arouse laughter, how to move with suffering, to act in Italian as in the Sicilian language, he was also an important character who certainly contributed to the construction of the modern identity of his city, Catania , making the authors and traditional and contemporary texts love, from Verga to Sciascia, but above all creating in 1958 with the best actors of the region, Rosina Anselmi, Michele Abbruzzo, Umberto Spadaro, that cultural center that is still the Teatro Stabile, of which it has been the symbol and soul for over 40 years. And it is the Stabile itself that promotes and coordinates the celebrations for this centenary, with shows, exhibitions, publications, which have been stopped for now by the pandemic.
His skill meant that an actor with natural talent appeared, instinctively, while he was a true professional and each character cost him effort, it was the result of a demanding job always spurred on by questions and doubts in deconstructing and then reconstructing a text, a part. Only then did the literary word find the measure of fiction, that intrinsic musicality that made it a body, turning out to be true, as happens with true art. Born in Catania in the last days of 1920 but registered on January 10, 1921, Salvatore Ferro, known as Turi, begins to act very young, at the Coppola theater in Catania, in the amateur dramatics company, directed by his father Guglielmo Ferro and alongside another Guglielmo , his son, who bears the name of his grandfather, will end his career by having him sign the direction of his latest shows, including a Shakespeare's' Storm 'in which by now eighty was a magical Prospero, a show told in a docufilm by Daniele Gonciaruk' Turi Ferro - The last Prospero 'who extends the investigation to the entire personality of the actor.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF LEONARDO SCIASCIA

Great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT for the centenary of the birth of Leonardo Sciascia.
There is no emphasis on calling him one of the greatest and most influential Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century. "Probably the only figure that can be approached to Sciascia, despite the evident and very profound differences due to the impact on the cultural and political debate and the extraordinary ability to interpret his contemporaneity, is that of Pier Paolo Pasolini" said the president Michele Capasso in the room where the great writer's books and documents are kept. It is no coincidence that Pasolini himself became aware of Sciascia's talent right from his debut in the post-war period, with the Fables of the Dictatorship, in which a ferocious political satire was already revealed behind the stylistic code of Aesopian fables.
Beyond the civil passion, a trait that unites the two great authors is versatility: Sciascia was a writer, playwright, essayist, journalist, teacher, poet and even politician, first independent in the ranks of the Communist Party (from which he left because he did not share the line of the "historical compromise") and then for the Radical Party, of which he shared the great guarantee battles.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: THE CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 224th BIRTH OF THE TRICOLOR FLAG

This morning a large influx of visitors and students, especially from elementary and middle schools, on the multimedia platforms and social channels of the Museum of Peace - MAMT to celebrate the “224th anniversary of the birth of the tricolor flag”. Videos, images and documents - since the first presentation of the tricolor in Genoa in 1789 - have involved young visitors. There are many connections, in particular with the city of Reggio Emilia for the main celebrations in that city.

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TRUMP'S LAST SERIOUS RESPONSIBILITY

President Capasso and the Foundation's Board of Directors expressed their disdain for the serious attack on democracy that took place in the Parliament of the United States of America. "The images coming from Washington are very serious" said President Capasso.
When we created the Fondazione Mediterraneo 30 years ago, we indicated in Parliament the "temple" of democratic values ​​because Parliament itself is a temple of democracy: it is sad and worrying to see it attacked by many people fomented by a man, Donald Trump, who still holds the most prestigious position in the nation, that of president of the United States.
Now, even, he is shot inside Capitol Hill with some dead! It will be difficult to heal America's deep wounds: the best energies in the country will be needed. We always say that democracy should never be taken for granted, that it must be defended and respected in the first place by those who hold institutional roles. What is happening is a warning and a warning. For all of us.
Great sorrow for America and the Americans ”.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: 41 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF PIERSANTI MATTARELLA

The 41st anniversary of the death of di Piersanti Mattarella is celebrated on the multimedia platforms of the Museum of Peace - MAMT On this occasion, pages from Giovanni Grasso's book “Piersanti Mattarella. Alone against the mafia” and the images of the programming that RAI has dedicated to all the networks and newspapers.
For high schools, a crime card was proposed, with subsequent investigations and the trial history: but, above all, the human and political figure of Piersanti Mattarella with the images of the Teche Rai, the interviews released by himself and some unpublished photographs
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VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD STREAMING FOR THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PINO DANIELE

Holland, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Moldova, Philippines, East Timor, Burma, Portugal, Russia, China, Japan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt: some of the countries of origin of the more than 50,000 visitors to the Museum of Peace - MAMT connected in streaming on the platforms of the Peace Museum - MAMT during the Christmas holidays.
Ten thousand visitors between yesterday and today alone on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the death of Pino Daniele: excited by the videos in the section dedicated to the great missing musician
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