the “Remembrance day”

The “Holocaust Remembrance Day” is instituted by law in memory of the Shoah, of the extermination and persecution of the Jewish people and of the Italian military and political deportees to Nazi camps. The Italian Parliament chooses the date of 27th of January, the day of the demolition of the Auschwitz gates in 1945. The proposal of the deputy Furio Colombo to celebrate the day on 16th of October in memory of the roundup of over 1000 people from the Rome ghetto (including newborns and elderly) which would have pointed the finger at the responsibilities of many Italians in the capture and extermination of Jews.