|More than 1000 Roman Jews were taken from their houses on October 16th 1943 during the Nazi occupation of Rome: they were deported in Auschwitz concentration camp. Only 16 of them, and only one woman, came back to their homes.
Every year since 1993, the Community of Sant’Egidio makes memory of this tragic moment in the life of the city, by organizing, together with the Jewish Community, a "Pilgrimage of Memory", a commemorative ceremony for the victims.
A March to Remember
A march will make memory of this tragic event, which marked the life of Rome.
Sunday October 19th
from piazza S.Maria in Trastevere to the Square 16 ottobre 1943,
at Portico d'Ottavia, near the Synagoge of Rome
The silent march will repeat, in the opposite way, the path of the victims, who were taken from the ancient Jewish neighborhood to the Military College, in Via della Lungara in Trastevere, before they were sent to Auschwitz.|