A Digital Receptionin Honor of Righteous Among the Nations
Monsignor Giuseppe Placido Nicolini
Broadcast on February 21, 2023, at 1 PM ET / 7 PM CET
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) will host a virtual reception in celebration of Monsignor Giuseppe Placido Nicolini’s heroic actions in helping save two-hundred Jewish lives by allowing Jews fleeing Nazi deportation to be housed in the Italian city of Assisi, what has been termed as the “Assisi Network.” The program will highlight the history of Catholic-Jewish relations since the Holocaust and the importance of strengthening those bonds in the face of rising antisemitism. The digital event’s mission centers on the recognition of past leaders who confronted antisemitism, in its most extreme form during World War II, as a means to inspire the current generation of civic and religious leaders to courageously confront antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.