January 27th – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

IMG_3590L’Olocausto è una pagina del libro dell’Umanità da cui non dovremo mai togliere il segnalibro della memoria. (Primo Levi).

Italian Jewish writer Primo Levi who spent 11 months at Monowitz –  one of the three main camps in the Auschwitz concentration camp complex – wrote that we shall never remove the bookmark from the Holocaust page in the Book of Human History.

This is why Jan. 27th was designated by the United Nations as ‘International Holocaust Remembrance Day’ in 2005 (being Jan. 27th 1945 the date when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by the Soviet troops).

To never forget.

Jewish cemetery on S. Bartolo hill in Pesaro
Jewish cemetery on S. Bartolo hill in Pesaro

As I fear my words may sound totally inadequate, today I would just like to post a few pictures of the old Jewish Ghetto, the Sephardi Synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery in Pesaro.

That is my humble contribution to ‘International Holocaust Remembrance Day’.

In memoriam.



  1. Thank you for saving the bookmark in history. May we never forget it’s lessons. May we grow in wisdom and compassion and resist to our dying breath any attempt to deny or revise the truth. For this reason I am thrilled to reblog your post. ♡♡♡

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