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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 | Book Presentation and Talk

Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the moral imperative, well before the legal duty, to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. For this occasion Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and the Dante Alighieri Society of BC in collaboration with the Club Giuliano Dalmato di Toronto, invite you to


“In the Maëlstrom of History. A conversation with Miriam”

by Rosanna Turcinovich Giuricin

Friday, 27 January 2023

12:30 pm (EST)/9:30 am (PST)


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At the centre of historical events there are always personal stories. In her book, “In the Maëlstrom of History. A conversation with Miriam” (Arpa D’Or Edition), the author finds the threads that link personal lives to history and creates a choral narrative that explores the experience of the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the lives of people who live along changing national borders.

The author will take part in the discussion together with Prof. Konrad EIsenbichler (University of Toronto) and Dr. Diego Bastianutti (Queen’s University).

Dr. Arianna Dagnino (The University of British Columbia) will moderate the event.

With the Promotional Support from the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.


Rosanna Turcinovich Giuricin’s archival research on the Jewish community in Trieste in the 1930s, on Italian soldiers imprisoned in German camps, and on other survivors of Nazi concentration camps is presented in a single narrative that brings together many voices and many experiences. At the centre of the narrative there are a young Jewish woman, Miriam Grünglas Frankel, and a city, Trieste.


Diego Bastianutti was born in Fiume in 1939 and is a member of the Giuliano-Dalmata diaspora in North America. A now retired university lecturer in Italian and Spanish literature at Queen’s University, he has also been an international banker in New York and Honourary Italian Vice Consul. He writes prose, has published six poetry collections and an autobiography. He is also a painter and a keen promoter of cultural events. He lives in Vancouver with his wife.

Arianna Dagnino is a writer, literary translator and academic researcher.  After completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of South Australia, she moved to Canada and currently teaches in the Italian Studies program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is the author of eight books, including the post-apartheid novel and screenplay The Afrikaner (Guernica Editions, Toronto, 2019), set between South Africa and Namibia and covering the terrains of love, scientific research and historical guilt.

Konrad Eisenbichler is professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. He has published important works on the immigration to Canada of Italians from Venezia Giulia, Istria, Fiume, and Dalmatia. He is the editor of El Boletin, the quarterly newsletter of the Club Giuliano Dalmato di Toronto, and the founding editor of the book series “Arpa d’or”. A prize-winning author and translator, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, and a winner of the Ennio Flaiano Prize.

  • Organizzato da: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto
  • In collaborazione con: Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia