March for remembering the deportation of the Jews of Rome
occurred on 16 October 1943
Saturday 17 October 2009
from Santa Maria in Trastevere square to Largo 16 ottobre 1943
On 16 October 1943, during the nazist occupation of Rome, over 1,000 roman Jews were taken and brought to the lager of Auschwitz. just a small number, 16 people, among whom only one woman, returned home.
66 years after the deportation of the roman Jews, the Community of Sant'Egidio and the Jewish Community of Rome cjust as every year since 1994 remember that tragic event in the life of the city, organising a "pilgrimage of memoriy, not to forget the deportation occurred during the nazist occupation.
The silent march backwards winds from Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere along the path of the convicted on that 16 October 1943, as they were lead from the Ghetto to the Military College in Trastevere before being sealed in the trains towards Auschwitz.
The Manifestation ends at 8 pm in Largo 16 ottobre 1943, by the Synagogue.
Addresses will be given by:
Matteo Zuppi, Pastor, Community of Sant’Egidio
Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome,
Riccardo Pacifici, President of the Jewish Community of Rome
Gianni Alemanno, Mayor of Rome
Andrea Riccardi, Community of Sant'Egidio