On fascism: Pertini, Bobbio, Bassani, Calvino, Pasolini, Gramsci, Calamandrei…

"The twenty years of fascism was not, as some unmindful wretch would like to think, twenty years of order and national greatness: it was twenty years of disgraceful illegality, humiliation, moral corrosion, daily suffocation, silent and subterranean moral disgregation." - Piero Calamandrei Sandro Pertini Il fascismo per me non può essere considerato una fede politica.…Read more On fascism: Pertini, Bobbio, Bassani, Calvino, Pasolini, Gramsci, Calamandrei…

Liliana Segre: In Auschwitz at thirteen #LestWeForget

"The trip to Auschwitz – very few speak about it because very few came back – is one of the most terrible chapters of the Shoah. Mine lasted six days, and for six days this humanity lived hoarded in the freight car with its misery, with its bodily functions, with its smell of sweat, of…Read more Liliana Segre: In Auschwitz at thirteen #LestWeForget

Giuseppe Magurno: Places, and the sense of place in the narrative of Giorgio Bassani

  Luoghi, e senso dei luoghi nella narrativa di Giorgio Bassani Giuseppe Magurno Il tema dei luoghi è sicuramente centrale nella narrativa di Giorgio Bassani (1916-2000), «uno scrittore da ritrovare» dopo le incomprensioni critiche dei primi anni Sessanta, in tempi di neoavanguardia e di sperimentalismo. Ed è centrale non soltanto in chiave identitaria e antropologica, se…Read more Giuseppe Magurno: Places, and the sense of place in the narrative of Giorgio Bassani

Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 6

"Don't die. The war is almost over..." This is this last part of Liliana Segre's story. We have travelled along this unimaginable path with her. And, if we have a conscience, we should keep these memories close to our hearts, #lestweforget. Part 6 Non morite, la guerra sta per finire Arrivammo poi in altri Lager:…Read more Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 6

Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 5

"The evacuation and death march began because our persecutors were running from the Russians, and they didn’t want to leave prisoners (they hadn’t had the time to kill us all) or witnesses of that atrocious place called Auschwitz." - Liliana Segre Part 5Avevamo una fame terribile Avevo intorno a me le mie compagne, erano il…Read more Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 5

Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 4

"How does a woman feel when she’s suddenly stark-naked in front of soldiers who pass, look, and snicker with the extreme contempt of the ruling race..." Liliana Segre Part 4 Auschwitz: stazione di non ritorno Fu un momento essenziale. La maggior parte di noi era condannata a morte all’arrivo. E a quel silenzio che io…Read more Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 4

Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 3

"And the railwaymen who were driving those trains did not ask—or did not ask themselves—why the cars came back empty…" - Liliana Segre Part 3 … Non fu così. Ma la cosa che mi ricordo di più di San Vittore è un’altra: la Gestapo chiamava gli uomini per gli interrogatori, feroci: torturavano, davano botte, martoriavano.…Read more Liliana Segre: da Ad Auschwitz a tredici anni/ In Auschwitz at thirteen – Part 3