The senator at the event one month after the Hamas attack against Israel on the central synagogue of Milan: “It seems to me that I have lived in vain”
“In 1945 I was 15 years old. I’m 93 and I still have to be here?” A bitter observation that of senator for life Liliana Segre, who last night participated in an event one month after the Hamas attack against Israel on the central synagogue of Milan, covered in images of the kidnapped people. “Seeing these photographs reminds me of when I returned from Auschwitz in 1945 and in September and October I came every afternoon to the Jewish community, which was then in Via Amedei. It was full of photographs of people who would never return and they asked me if I remembered anyone”, the life senator who survived the concentration camps tells Adnkronos. “I was 15 years old. I’m 93 and I have to be here? There is nothing to say”, but “the importance of being here is implied”, observes Segre.
“Senator Segre, you were an example for all of us and we must fight alongside you,” he replied the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontanareplying to the senator for life who had said “it seems to me that I have lived in vain”.
“A statement that struck my heart, I say no, Senator Segre, you were an example for all of us and we must fight alongside you to ensure that these atrocities are not repeated and no more statements are made that affect the Jewish people, your existence and your right to demonstrate your freedom and your democracy. I will always be with you,” Fontana assured.