I was in Rome on the black Shabbath october 16 1943. More than 1000 jews were abducted from their homes by the nazis. The crowd was closed in the Military collegium in Via della Lungara, close to the Bothanic Gardens. There they remained for two days. Less than 500 meter from the Holy Siege. The squinting eye of the pope did nothing to free the deported jews of Rome. My grand parents, their brothers and sisters, my first friend Gianfranco Bonfiglioli, 2 and half years old, the Almagià sisters(the oldest was in hers 80 and had a fractured leg) all of them went in Auschwitz; only 17 came back. Destroyed in their spirit and in their bodies. Thees socalled historians cannot change our memory. The memory of witnesses less to make offense to our matryrs.
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from the article: 'Pope Pius XII saved thousands of Jews'