"The invention of the culprit. The 'case' of Simonino from Trento, from propaganda to history"
Exhibition presentation with Luigi Bressan, Archbishop of Trento
From 14 December 2019 to 13 April 2020, the Tridentine diocesan museum of Trento proposes the exhibition "The invention of the culprit. The 'case' of Simonino, from propaganda to history " 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.