Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC
- Foundation Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation
Piazza Edmond J. Safra, 1
The Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC is an independent Institute for Italian Jewish History and Culture. It was founded in Venice in 1955 by the Federation of Italian Jewish Youth, in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the liberation of Italy, the fall of the Fascist government of the Italian Social Republic, and the end of Nazi occupation. According to its first by-laws, the aim of the CDEC was "to seek out and collect documents relating to the persecution of Jews in Italy and the Jewish contribution to the Resistance" and to disseminate them. In 1986, the CDEC had grown significantly and was established as the Foundation Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation - CDEC (CDEC Foundation).
From Monday to Thursday, 9:30 to 14:00 Friday, 9.30-13.00
Access to the Archive, by appointment only.