Memorial Day, the Bompiani titles
Bompiani publishes two titles at the “Memorial Day” that remembers Holocaust victims.
Like a frog in winter
"That the witness is an unavoidable figure, that we continue to meet as disturbing and we can not make it harmless: He is there to tell us, with its presence alone, that we could, and we could, be reduced to ashes, seen nothing, stripped of fragile cover that comes from our membership identity, cultural, policy."
"Consider if this is a woman / Without hair and unnamed / No more strength to remember / Her eyes empty and her womb cold / Like a frog in winter. "With this stripped Primo Levi, in the famous opening words of If this is a man, It will appeal to readers evoking women stripped of their identity, no longer master of his body, the womb that is by living the relationship with the other. Daniela Padoan collects in this book the testimonies of three women - Liliana Segre, Goti Bauer, Giuliana Tedeschi - survived the women's camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The author gives the conversations the pace of a shiny, heartfelt storytelling made of references and relationships because, says Giuliana Tedeschi, "Women are mesh, is one if perde, They lose all ". In the historiography of the Nazi extermination women are almost invisible, their presence is superimposed on the male and on this flattens. Ma, as it is written in the Afterword, "Without forgetting for a moment that the goal of the Nazis was clear from the Jewish world, men or women who were, reflect on the peculiarities of the suffering and abuse endured by women, as well as on their way to resist and bear witness, It can serve to widen a little the scope of reflection ".
Writer and essayist, for years dealing with the testimony of the Holocaust and racism. His books: Wacky. A meeting with the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo (Simon and Schuster 2005) and Racism and noismo (2013, by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza). He collaborated with the cultural pages of "Il Manifesto" and "Made Daily".
I am a star
Back in the bookstore a children's book that tells the Holocaust directly, but leaves open the door of hope.
"I resist with courage my voice breaks the silence are still a human being no one can tear down my soul or my willpower I am a star."
Inge Auerbacher, Jewish German, only seven years old when, in 1942, It is interned in the concentration camp of Terezin (Czechoslovakia) and he knows the greatest atrocities in history: the Nazi Holocaust. Complete with photos, drawings, poems and a summary of the most significant historical events, the book is the moving account of that experience, relived through the emotions and fears of a little girl who was witness to one of the blackest pages in the history of humanity.
Jewish German, He was imprisoned in the concentration camp of Terezin, in Czech Republic, with fifteen other children. After the liberation of the Red Army on May 8 1945, Inge was lucky to even find his parents. Today he lives in the US, and it is one of the few living witnesses of the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis in concentration camps during World War II. His story is told in the books Beyond the Yellow Star to America and Finding Dr. Schatz.