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TRIESTE AND THE JEWISH EMIGRATION

 

Two videos by Cosimo Miorelli

These videos are among the outputs of a multimedia storytelling project, produced between 2020 and 2021 thanks to funding from the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The project, aimed at telling the story of Jewish emigration through the port of Trieste, was led by the Topolò-Topoluova Association, with the close collaboration of our Museum, the Department of Humanities of the University of Trieste, the Friends of Israel Association of Gorizia and the Židovska općina Rijeka / Jewish Community of Rijeka.


Historian TOMMASO CHIARANDINI selected and assembled the available sources: diaries, testimonies, newspaper articles, archive materials. Then, it was the digital pen of the internationally renowned illustrator and live painter COSIMO MIORELLI who gave life to five live shows during the summer of 2021, in Topolò, Gorizia, Trieste and Rijeka, accompanied by the music of DAVIDE CASALI and MANUEL FIGHELI and the voices of ROBERTA COLACINO and MAURIZIO ZACCHIGNA.
Scientific supervision by TULLIA CATALAN (DiSU, University of Trieste) and ANNALISA DI FANT (“Carlo and Vera Wagner” Museum), with the help of RINA BRUMINI (Židovska općina Rijeka), ANTONELLA BUKOVAZ (Topolò-Topoluovova), LORENZO DRASCEK ( Friends of Israel Association of Gorizia), ARIEL HADDAD (“Carlo and Vera Wagner” Museum), VANESSA MAGGI and MATTEO PERISSINOTTO (University of Ljubljana).

We thank for the collaboration also  LAURA BRAZZO, ALICE BUOSI, NICOLO’ CAPUS, ARMANDO CHAIM, VANNA COSLOVICH, MAURIZIO ELISEO, STEFANO FATTORINI, AMARYLLIS GACIOPPO, GEORGE KOLBER, JULIE METZ, GABRIELLA NORIO, GLORIA PILASTRO, MICHAEL SIMONSON, ENRICA VIVANTE BELLELI.

These videos are a digest of the live shows held in Topolò, Gorizia, Trieste, Rijeka and Paris and now become part of the museum itinerary, telling an important part of the history of the Community and the city.
Two examples of how Trieste was at the centre of Jewish emigration from Central and Eastern Europe: one describes the route towards Eretz Israel in 1903 and the other one towards USA in 1939.