An infinite shame. An ignoble act, perpetrated by those who do not know what respect is. Not even for death and for a tragedy that involved thousands of Italians. For the umpteenth time, the plaque in memory of the victims of the Foibe in Florence, in the square dedicated to the martyrs of Istria and Venice Julia, has been vandalized. The plaque was restored a few days ago, after still unidentified criminals destroyed it. “A cowardly gesture. The vandals will not stop us. And they will not have the last word – said the Councilor for Culture of Memory María Federica Giuliani -. Unfortunately there is still someone, without head or memory, who continues to deny “This is such a page dramatic part of our history – continues Giuliani -. A shameful act with which we want to attack the memory of the victims and offend all Florentines. We hope that the video images from the cameras will allow the police to identify those responsible as soon as possible. Our technicians are working to restore the license plate as soon as possible.
However, a wreath was placed at the foot of the plaque, despite it being defaced, as expected for Remembrance Day. The leader of the Fratelli d’Italia group in the Palazzo Vecchio, Alessandro Draghi, and the city councilor, Jacopo Cellai, also spoke on the topic. “We remain convinced that not enough is being done to raise awareness among our children in schools about this horrible history. For this reason we will propose including a contest of ideas for the creation of the monument within the next Keys to the City program.” .
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As is an (ignoble) tradition, this morning the CPA, the largest social center in the city, displayed the flag of Marshal Tito’s former Yugoslavia. In contempt of the martyrs of Foibe. “Remembrance Day and Remembrance Day are, for all intents and purposes, an integral part of the propaganda and war system. On the one hand, the role of the communist forces, which revealed to the world the horror of the concentration camps, with the deportation of gypsies, Sinti, homosexuals, the disabled and political opponents – you can read on their Facebook page – as well as with that of Jews, to the point that today these same forces are accused of anti-Semitism with the infamous overlap between Semitics and Zionists”. A position harshly criticized by Alessandro Draghi. “The CPA baffles not only the day of remembrance, but also the day of remembrance, with falsehoods and absurd accusations, creating unfounded parallels.”
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