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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

2018-01-26

By the rivers of Babylon we sat down; there we wept when we remembered Zion.
On the willows near by we hung up our harps.

                                                                        Psalm 137

Memory ought to produce a degree of uneasiness, otherwise it serves no purpose.  
                                                                       Luigi Dei, Molecules of an author in search of memory, FUP 2013

We do celebrate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and we honour the defenceless innocent victims of one of the most purulent events in the history of mankind. We pay homage to the survivors who witness that tragedy in our times, and every single time the wound bleeds. And to those who provided a refuge to unknown brothers and sisters, without looking the other way before the nazi ferocity.

It may happen again. Tomorrow. Or maybe today. Watch out: the evil looks banal.

Firenze, January 27, 2018

Pierandrea Lo Nostro

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and in collaboration with our publisher Firenze University Press, we are honored to offer perpetual and irreversible open access to “Molecules of an author in search of memory" by Luigi Dei. To its Scientific Committee - that includes Luigi Dei and Roald Hoffmann - and to the larger scientific Community, Substantia confirms its commitment for justice, liberty and truth. Wherever and whenever on earth. 

 

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