«The Holocaust is dramatically an European fact. It's true that it had its core in Nazi Germany but in all European countries more or less large groups have cooperated. 27 January - the day the gates of Auschwitz were shot down - has become "day of remembrance" for a state law. What has been done against the Jews concerns all». (Andrea Riccardi, Rome, 24 January 2012)
September 2009: over 200 leaders of great World Religions, taking part in the Meeting "The Spirit of Assisi in Cracow" promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio and by the Archdiocese of Cracow, go on pilgrimage to the concentration camp of Auschwitz - Birkenau.
At the end, the witness of Rabbi of Israel Israel Meir Lau, survivor of the concentration camp in Buchenwald.
16 October 1943 - Deportation of the Jews of Rome
Every year, the Community of Sant'Egidio remembers with a march of remembrance the deportation of the roman Jews, one of the deepest wounds to the heart of the city.