Rome remembers Holocaust victims with train station memorial

A multimedia memorial commemorating Italian victims of the Holocaust was unveiled at the Tiburtina train station in Rome.

The memorial was installed on Platform 1 where 80 years ago more than 1,000 Roman Jews, including 200 children, were deported to Auschwitz on 18 October 1943, two days after the Nazi raid on the city’s Ghetto quarter.

Only 16 would make it back to Rome alive: 15 men and one woman, no children.

The Binario della Memoria installation retraces the terrible events of 16 October 1943, with archive documents and imagery, as well as testimonies from some of the survivors.

Among those present at the inauguration of the memorial at Tiburtina were Italy’s culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano, Lazio region president Francesco Rocca, Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri and the president of Rome’s Jewish community Victor Fadlun.


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