On the occasion of Remembrance Day, the Senate publishes an unpublished video by Sami Modiano entitled:
'The tear of a survivor' on its website.
The dossier, which the Palazzo Madama site dedicates to the memory of the Holocaust, is also rich in images and writings: from the story of the meeting between students with Sami Modiano at Palazzo Giustiniani, in the room where the Constitution was signed, to various speeches in the Chamber by life senator Liliana Segre.
Then, we recall the various laws and resolutions on the subject: from the law establishing the Day of Remembrance to the most recent one, just approved by Parliament, with which a Fund is created at the Ministry of Education to promote and encourage student travel in the places of extermination.
And, still on the site, you can see the video, made by the Senate in collaboration with children and young people from the Jewish school of Rome, right on Memorial Day.
And their testimonies are accompanied by the reading, by the students who have visited Palazzo Madama, of passages chosen to recall and transmit the memory of the Holocaust.
Also connected to this is another 'special', developed by the Senate press office, the one on the roundup of the ghetto which took place on October 16, 1943. With the testimonies of Liliana Segre, Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt, Elie Wiesel, Etty Hillesum, Bruno Bettelheim.
An interview from 1983 has also been published by Primo Levi, the extraordinary writer who was a victim of Nazi persecution.
Therefore, before the various interventions of the Segre in the Chamber, the horror of the racial laws and how they were then repealed is underlined and the debate that the then president of the Senate Giovanni Spadolini promoted among historians on the theme of the reintegration of citizens' rights through the analysis of the legislative interventions that led to the repeal of those provisions.
Finally, another memory: that of the conference held, again in the Senate, on October 13, 2010 entitled "Memory and the image" whose proceedings have been collected in a volume.
At that meeting attended, among others, Alberta Levi Temin and Piero Terracina, who spoke at length about the only Jewish woman who came back alive after the round-up of 16 October 1943: Settimia Spizzichino.