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14.3.2021. 8:42
Edith Bruck nominated for prestigious literal prize

The latest book by Hungarian-Italian poet and Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck, has been nominated for the Strega Prize, the most prestigious Italian literary award. The book, entitled Il pane perduto, was put forward for nomination by the journalist and former parliamentarian Furio Colombo, a long-tme friend of Bruck who initiated the law institutionalising International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Italy. Mr. Colombo described the book as “dense and bearer of truth” characterised by “literary beauty, stylistics, emotions”.

Posljednja knjiga Edith Bruck ,  mađarsko-talijanske pjesnikinje i preživjele Holokausta nominirana je za najvažniju talijansku književnu nagradu. Knjiga " Il pane perduto" predložena je za nagradu od novinara i nekadašnjeg psrlamentarca Furio Colomba, koji je i inicijator za proglašenje Internacionalniog dana sjećanja na Holokaust u Italiji. Colombo je opisao knjigu kao " nosioca istine , karakterizirano literalnom ljepotom, stilom i emocijama"

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In the book, the author traces her life, marked in her youth by deportation to the death camps. A comparison from which she never escapes, aware of the fact that “illuminating a single conscience is worth the effort and the pain of keeping alive the memory of what has been”, as she affirmed in an interview with L’osservatore Romano, following the personal visit of Pope Francis I to Bruck’s home.

“Edith Bruck is a witness of the Shoah, but even before that, a bit like Primo Levi, a great writer. When she meets the youths in school, that experience shakes and pulls them. Her words and her poetry are a gift”, Colombo continued...