Exhibition “Jews, medecine and the University of Padova”

Article publié le 29 November 2022

Until December 31, 2022 at the Museo Padova della Ebraica

This exhibition sheds light on the life stories of Jewish doctors in Padua and the links between the University of Bo and the Jewish community. This is part of the 800-year anniversary of this prestigious institution. At first very open, welcoming Jewish students as early as 1500, the university managed to respond to the climate of intolerance when non-Catholic students were no longer allowed in, by granting them diplomas anyway. Nevertheless, following the promulgation of the ‘racial laws’, five Jewish professors were dismissed. Among them was Tullio Terni, director of the Institute of Anatomy in Padua, one of the fathers of modern embryology. It is to these hidden pages of history that the Padua event, sponsored by the municipality of Padua and Ucei, devotes four in-depth meetings.