The senator for life replies to the accusations and criticisms received, underlining the atrocities faced by the survivors of the concentration camps. Intrinsic history of suffering and human brutality.
The Shoah is one of the ugliest and darkest pages in world history. The same is associated with the Second World War and, as we learn from the pages of the past and from what has been handed down, the hatred and brutality of man have made it protagonist. Among these it’s essential to include the genocide of Jews and other deported populations in concentration camps where they lost their lives in atrocious ways that go beyond imagination. The ideology related to the hatred of the breed conceived by the crazy mind of Adolf Hitler was embraced by a high percentage of the Germans, the Aryan race that was described as the perfect one.
A concept that took position during the rise to power of the Fuhrer that through the totalitarian regime inculcated to “his people” his ideals that referred to violence.
Fratricide, genocide, extermination, concentration camps, gas chambers are just some of the words that have come down to us and of which only the few survivors of such atrocities know their true meaning. Among these emerges the figure of the senator for life, Liliana Segre who had to witness with her eyes to the cruelty and human wickedness that alternated within the extermination camps, defined as “working” by the Germans themselves. Specifically, we tell you this to make you understand that the years from 1939 to 1945 were the worst in history. But returning to the improper use of the “work” complement, we reveal to you that the Nazis used it so as not to understand the horrors that were translated there.
Madness, madness, cruelty, ferocity, wickedness and perfidy reigned supreme in those cramped and rotten places where life was played without knowing where it was wrong and its name was canceled by a number marked with fire on the skin. His identity was now empty, devoid of any human peculiarity and empty of feelings of happiness and joy.
But returning to what happened to Senator Segre, we feel obliged to report in full what you addressed, dissociating completely from the words used against him and not only, because in Italy something terrible is happening: there are those who would like to cancel the “Day of Memory “because what just listed would never have existed, and yet the videos, photos, testimonies and documentation reached up to the present day do nothing but deny this unspeakable and indescribable human shame that lies behind logos that become synonymous with hate!
Liliana Segre and social insults
Unfortunately, in the last days we have witnessed what we would never have wanted to tell you. The life senator, Liliana Segre, was targeted by heavy social attacks related to the fact that she survived the German prison camps. She herself is often around to pass on the memory of what happened inside the different Nazi extermination camps, illustrating the atrocities she witnessed as a child.
The godmother of events called “The Future of Memory” received a message saying: “Old disgusting you have learned well, very well, by heart your lie”. Unfortunately, the atrocious insult remained in anonymity and even the carabineer have reported that certain deeds are studied at the table in order to remain anonymous. Despite everything, Segre explains to what ugliness they are still forced to face the survivors of the genocide asserting the following: “Now that, for calendar reasons, executioners and victims of that season we are dying one after the other, we few survivors are in first line. We are often praised but we are also criticized, treated by madmen. Or even as liars. We live in a bad time when the deniers, who want to forget and want to erase the memory, are getting ahead and getting stronger “.
Liliana Segre, a “different child”
At 13 he had to discover that he was a “different child”. Following the racist laws issued by fascism in 1938, Segre was expelled from school because belonging to a Jewish family, but secular, indeed atheist. “Those who loved me – the senator reports – in the family, couldn’t explain what had happened. Until that moment I had felt a 13 year old girl like all the others. Suddenly I discovered what it meant to be different “.
From that moment on, indifference reigned supreme in Bel Paese and many Italian-Jews were affected by the laws on race and deported. And it was at the age of 13 that she had been an asylum seeker, who was denied her on the Swiss border and then deported and used as a slave laborer in the extermination camps. A reality that frightens, which makes you shudder at the thought of the mistake that someone like her had to live on their skin the hate of being “different”.
But what was the accusation addressed to all these people, to these peoples, to these children? They were all guilty of being born. It seems absurd, but it’s none other than the real contingency and the response that, on time, they were told.
Finally, we arrive at the same time, an ambiguous period that is divided into two categories: who wants to preserve the Memory by passing it and fighting so that it isn’t erased and who, instead, records unlikely and unacceptable episodes of denial of the same.
The tangibility of the real and contemporary world must make us reflect and must make us understand that such actions mustn’t be repeated, because the Memory is a sacred thing and must be preserved for the future and for our posterity.