Turin, Running for Remembrance with Ladany
By Pagine Ebraiche staff*
race walking is my ambitious way of always being successful. Real
athletes don’t enjoy simply participating in a competition, they would
rather complete it.” These are the words of a man whose persistence and
determination became the message of his life: former professional
athlete Shaul Ladany, 83 years old next April.
He went through two tragic experiences: the deportation in a Nazi
concentration camp, where he miraculously survived. And the Palestinian
attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where he wasn’t
killed only because he was spending the night in a room with athletes
of sports that involve the use of weapons and from which the terrorist
decided to keep away, as a precaution.
For the third year in a row, Ladany will be the spokesman of Run For
Mem, the race for a conscious Remembrance promoted by UCEI (the Union
of Italian Jewish Communities). The race will be held on the morning of
the 27th of January in Turin, in collaboration with the local Jewish
Community and with the suupport of World Jewish Congress and European
Jewish Congress. This is the third edition of an initiative that
started in 2017 in Rome and continued last year in Bologna.
by Sara Volpe, student at the Advanced School for Interpreters and
Translators of Trieste University, intern at the newspaper office of
the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities.
Music from Women Composers
to Commemorate the Holocaust
By Adam Smulevich
concert “Libero è il mio canto” (in English “My Song is Free”) will be
the first of many initiatives organized for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities with the support of the
presidency of the Council of Ministers. The concert will feature music
composed in the period between 1933 and 1953 by women in ghettos, Nazi
camps, Russian gulags, Italian and Japanese camps and Zigeunerblock for
Roma and were collected by composer and pianist Francesco Lotoro over
years of study and research.
Eighteen pieces will be performed in the concert, scheduled for the
evening of January 16 in Rome. The guest star for the evening will be
the singer Aviva Bar-On, who as a child was deported to the
concentration camp of Theresienstadt and managed to survive.
MEIS, the First Green Historic Building Site
By Rossella Tercatin
The building site of the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in
Ferrara (MEIS) is the first in Italy to receive the Green Building
Council Historic Building Certificate. This implies that all the
aspects of the building, from the design process to the material used,
had been carried out following criteria for environmental
The museum stands on the site of the former prison of Via Piangipane.
The first part for exhibitions was inaugurated in December 2017 and a
new wing will be open in a few months.
lashon - deutsch
den Mut zur Veränderung hat, ist immer ein Verräter in den Augen derer,
die sich nicht verändern wollen, die Todesangst davor haben.“
Amos Oz, „Judas“, Suhrkamp Verlag.
Schalom Amos, möge die Erde dir leicht sein.
*David Bidussa, Sozialhistoriker der Ideen.
Übersetzung von Rachele Ferin, Studentin der Hochschule für Dolmetscher
und Übersetzer der Universität von Triest und Praktikantin bei der
Zeitungsredaktion der Union der jüdischen Gemeinden von Italien (UCEI).
By Anna Foa*
Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer (Chapters of Rabbi Eliezer) explained in chapter
25 that the people of Sodom made a proclamation that everyone who
strengthened the hand of the poor or the needy with a loaf of bread
would be burnt by fire. Peleṭith, daughter of Lot, was moved to
compassion by a poor person and she secretly fed him food and water.
When they found out, they brought her forth to be executed and her cry
ascended before the Throne of Glory. And the Lord descended to see what
happened. Are those who talk grandly about the Judeo-Christian
tradition and behave like the people of Sodom able to read?
*Anna Foa is a historian.
Lazio Fans in Rome Accused
By AFP and TOI staff*
of Anti-Semitic, Racist Chants
soccer club Lazio was embroiled in controversy on Saturday after racist
and anti-Semitic chanting broke out during a Coppa Italia match.
Lazio crushed third-division Novara 4-1 in their last-16 game at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
However, their hardcore ultra fans aimed a series of ugly barbs at the
club’s bitter city rivals Roma, with taunts of “Yellow, red and Jewish”
and “This Roma that looks like Africa.”
They also targeted police who clashed with Lazio fans on Wednesday at
Piazza della Liberta in the capital when celebrations to mark the
club’s 119th anniversary turned violent. Eight police officers were
injured and four supporters arrested.
Lazio spokesman Arturo Diaconale said those doing the chanting were a small minority.
“I am one of the 98 percent of people in the stadium who didn’t hear them,” he said.
“The club naturally condemns any racist or anti-Semitic chants … I
think it’s a form of psychosis focusing on either a minority or
non-existent incidents,” he said.
Last week, Rome police said they were investigating after Roma fans
displayed posters aimed at Lazio and another club deemed “anti-Semitic.”
*The article was published in The Times of Israel on January 13, 2019.
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