Shoah Memorial

A new Shoah Memorial will be inaugurated next year on January 27th. 2015-09-22 18.41.34
A wall inspired to the wooden banks inside the concentration camps. It will be possible to walk through the walls to feel the opp
ression of the persecution. The munument will be placed behind the new railway station, at the corner between Carracci and Matteotti street. In that area a new quarter is growing, next to the New City Hall (Liber Paradisus Square). I suggest an itinerary dedicated to the history of the Jewish Community in Bologna. Starting from the Shoah Memorial we can reach the former Jewish Ghetto which can still be precisely traced amid the narrow streets in the medieval heart of the city. The ghetto is undoubtedly one of the most charming areas in town enlivened with artisan workshops and encircled by palaces which belonged to rich Jewish merchants and bankers. Within them Palazzo Bocchi, the only example of inscription in Hebrew on a monument building existing in Italy and Europe, which reproduces a verse from psalm 120 of the Psalter in Jewish characters: “Deliver me from the liars, God! They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.”

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