Guided tour of the exhibition "The invention of the culprit. The 'case' of Simonino, from propaganda to history"
Guided tour of the exhibition "The invention of the culprit. The 'case' of Simonino, from propaganda to history ".
From 14 December 2019 to 13 April 2020, the Tridentine diocesan museum of Trento proposes an exhibition dedicated to the 'case' of Simonino da Trento, a child who was a presumed victim of Jewish ritual murder, and venerated for centuries as an innocent 'martyr'. The story, dating back to the 15th century, could be defined today as a resounding fake news of the past, in which anti-Jewish sentiments, devotional needs and ecclesiastical political ambitions are intertwined. The exhibition aims to draw the public's attention to one of the darkest pages of anti-Semitism, to stimulate reflection on the mechanisms of 'building the enemy' and the power of propaganda.
curated by Domenica Primerano
with Domizio Cattoi, Lorenza Liandru, Valentina Perini
and in collaboration with Emanuele Curzel and Aldo Galli
full price ticket: € 7
reduced price ticket: €5
The guided visit is included in the museum's admission ticket
organization: Museo diocesano tridentino