27 January 1945
The 27th of January 1945 the Red Army liberated the Death Camp of Auschwitz.
The date has been chosen as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day that commemorates the victims of the Shoa, the genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945. What has been called The Final Solution.
“This drawings are my little contribute. Never forget. Let me be clear about this. The problem is not for the Jewish. We survived. We survived two thousands of years in the Diaspora. The problem is for Humanity: to remember how evil we can be. TO remember what may happen if technology, science, knowladge, are seen as separated, faraway, from philosophy, ethics, critical thinking, culture as a whole.”
“This is clearly too dry. I, my self, live as a survivor. Of course I am not. I was born in 1970. Much later the Shoa has append.
The Final Solution, unfortunately, affected deeply the lives of my relatives, form both sides.
My Mum, age of 5, was forced to leave Florence (IT). She escape to Switzerland. Passing the border on the shoulder of the smugglers. Living as refugee for months in a foreign country. But the all family could come back to Italy later on.
My Dad family was not “so” lucky. My Dad’s sister was captured in Rome the 16th of October 1943. Together with her uncle and grandma deported to Auschwitz Death Camp. Most probably immediately selected and sent and killed into Gas Chambers. The rest of the family was forced to left their own house, not considered “save” anymore. Do you understand how horrible this is?
YOUR HOUSE IS NOT SAFE ANYMORE.
They had to hide for a while. My grandfather was continuously looking for food to feed the family. He was given an appointment from somebody that was supposed to be a friend. He found, instead, Nazi and Italian soldiers. He has been betrayed for money. Not much, actually. But, enough for somebody. He has was sent to Auschwitz Camp as well. My real name, Arnaldo, comes after him. My grandfather name stays as well, as second name of my son.
I don’t forget. We don’t forget .
We will never forget.
Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honour the memory of Holocaust victims and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide. It rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an event and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief. It also calls for actively preserving the Holocaust sites that served as Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labor camps and prisons, as well as for establishing a U.N. programme of outreach and mobilization of society for Holocaust remembrance and education.