Beppe Grillo’s Words Offend all of Italy

gattegnaby Renzo Gattegna*

“Beppe Grillo’s decision to publish on his blog a retouched picture of the notorious image of the gates of Auschwitz, together with an adapted version of Primo Levi’s poem on the Holocaust Se questo è un uomo (If this is a man) represents his last vile provocation.
These words tickle dishonorable anti-Semitic sentiments and ride the popular discontent that is growing in these times of crisis. They are an obscenity against which we cannot remain silent, representing a criminal desecration of the value of the memory of millions of innocent victims that offends all of Italy”.

*Renzo Gattegna is the President of the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities