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Naming and “unnaming” after

By Anna Segre

To name a street, a square or a park after someone is not like acquitting them in court: presumption of innocence is not enough, extenuating circumstances are not enough, invoking the peculiar historical circumstances in which that …

Taking leave from the past

By David Bidussa*

“I am what I do”, rather than “I am what I think”. In the intermediate time of balances, the possibility of rebirth is linked to the first expression more than to the second. Not because there …

The destiny of Afghan women

By Anna Foa*

Kabul fell into Taliban’s hands. Many Afghans are at risk, but especially girls and young girls do. In Herat, as soon as they took the city, Taliban already asked for the lists of unmarried girls over …

Memory as a dynamic process

By David Meghnagi*

Memory is a dynamic process in which data are continuously remodeled on the basis of what is learnt afterwards. A testimony given immediately or soon after a traumatic event reflects the experience of the moment. Who …

Anti-vaxxers and negationism

By David Bidussa*

The radical question about a substantial portion of the anti-vaxxer “enthusiasts” and the use of the yellow star may be this: how do they reconnect to their negationism? Or rather, now that negationists declare themselves anti-negationists …

Vaccines and the distortion of the Holocaust

By Gadi Luzzatto Voghera*

The Monitoring Centre for anti-Semitism of the Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation has been denouncing anti-vax protestors’ misuse of the Nazi anti-Jewish symbols for more than a year. In the last few days, this issue …

The best mayor of Rome

By Anna Foa*

As the municipal elections of the city of Rome get closer and closer, a new book by Fabio Martini recalls the figure of Ernesto Nathan, mayor of Rome from 1907 to 1913, thought to be the best …

The other Europe

By David Bidussa*

It is not true that the Charter of Values recently signed by 16 right-wing political groups is “against Europe”. That text is the voice and convictions of the “other Europe”. The one that does not have …

Rediscover irony

By David Bidussa*

Maybe it’s time to reread Sholem Aleichem. So, just to not have the presumption of thinking that we live in a new and therefore incomprehensible time. But above all, to rediscover the irony and not just the …

Jadu

By David Meghnagi*

Located 180 kilometres south of Tripoli, Jadu is the town where the Jewish community of Cyrenaica – deported by order of Mussolini – ran the risk of dying in a few months, from diseases, malnutrition and poor …