Ceremony & Film Screening in Honor of Giorgio Perlasca [10/17/22]

The Leonardo Da Vinci Society Cordially invites you

to a special  Ceremony & Film Screening

in Honor of Giorgio Perlasca

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Monday, October 17, 6 :00pm

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SF Italian Athletic Club
1630 Stockton, SF

Refreshments will be served.

Free for LDVS, $10 for Tickets at the door for non-members!

Steve Geiger of the Mensch International Foundation and Rabbi Moshe Heyn will join Consul General of Italy, Sergio Strozzi, and Consul General of Israel, Marco Sermoneta, in a special ceremony acknowledging this lesser-known Italian hero.

Giorgio Perlasca (1910-1992) was an Italian businessman. With the collaboration of official diplomats, he acted as the Spanish Consul General to Hungary in 1944, saving more than 5,000 Jews from deportation to Nazi extermination camps in Eastern Europe. In 1989 Perlasca was designated by Israel as a “Righteous among the Nations”.

On this occasion, The Leonardo da Vinci Society, the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club will present the film:

Perlasca: The Courage of a just Man (2002)
directed by Alberto Negrin and starring Luca Zingaretti
(Italian with English subtitles)
Courtesy of Palomar

Journalist and writer Enrico Deaglio, author of the book La banalità del bene that originated the movie, will introduce the film. Enrico Deaglio book is available here.