About a thousand people took part in the second edition of the “Run for MEM” last week in Bologna. The non-competitive sports event was created by the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) to promote awareness and knowledge about the Holocaust.
Attending the event was the popular Italian singer Gianni Morandi, together with the former runners Franca Fiacconi and Shaul Ladany, who both survived the Holocaust and the terrorist attack on the Israeli team attending the Olympics Games in Munich in 1972.
As it happened last year in Rome, also this year the route of the run featured a number of streets and buildings that were central in the history of the city during the advance of the second world war.
Addressing the participants were UCEI president Noemi Di Segni, president of the Jewish Community of Bologna Daniele De Paz, the chief rabbi Alberto Sermoneta, the mayor of Bologna Virgilio Merola, and the vice president of the World Jewish Congress Robert Singer.