Malala Yousafzai: Io sono Malala

“Io sono Malala” di Malala Yousafzai con Christina Lamb (Garzanti, 2013), è un libro che ho ripreso con piacere non solo per la storia di forza e coraggio di questa ragazzina ormai donna, ma perché sentivo un forte legame con quanto accade oggi nelle scuole occidentali chiuse per Covid dove non sento discutere di cultura e resistenza, ma di recriminazioni e insulti. Mi veniva da … Continua a leggere Malala Yousafzai: Io sono Malala

In Praise of Kindness

Kindness. Kindness is not an anecdote, not a mythological tale or a forgotten fairy tale in the drawer of a distracted dreamer. Kindness is the form of life that offers itself for the beauty of the gift and not for its reward. La gentilezza. La gentilezza non è un aneddoto, non un racconto mitologico o la fiaba dimenticata nel cassetto di un sognatore distratto. La gentilezza è … Continua a leggere In Praise of Kindness

More Than a Memory from the Past

I have worked for years and years on the theme of Memory. “I have worked” means that I have studied and analyzed the history from different points of view, read the testimonies and spoke with witnesses not only Jewish, studied some sources and documents, saw and reviewed and pinned the records of the “Nuremberg Trials” and many documentaries, also seen many films on the subject … Continua a leggere More Than a Memory from the Past

In Praise of Raffaele Arcella: a Good and Wise Man

Ho ricevuto oggi una notizia che mi ha rattristato molto, la morte di Raffaele Arcella, avvocato. Proprio in questi giorni in cui si celebra la Memoria, lui se ne è andato lasciandomi il ricordo bellissimo di una serata trascorsa a scuola insieme ai miei studenti, i loro genitori , Alberta Levi Temin (che pure ci ha lasciati nel 2016) , tutti insieme ad ascoltare dalle … Continua a leggere In Praise of Raffaele Arcella: a Good and Wise Man

27th January, Memory Day: Janusz Korczak

These days, we often talk about Remembrance Day, it should be done every day, bearing in mind that there are memories destined to repeat themselves, and that in fact repeat themselves, even if we have proclaimed “Never again!”. I am referring to the Shoah, but above all to the hatred that made the Shoah possible and that today continues to pour out on the fragile … Continua a leggere 27th January, Memory Day: Janusz Korczak

Not Taste but Responsibility in Writing

Writing is not a question of taste but of responsibility. Responsibility for what you write, responsibility for those whom receive the writing, responsibility towards the ones who are the more or the less hidden inspiration of what you write. The process of writing is never an easy one, not even when your writing is fluid and the words seem to be naturally a part both … Continua a leggere Not Taste but Responsibility in Writing

Another Day, Another Night

Yet, that night, those nights, they continue to denigrate the human being and humanity. There are many nights in the world, the innocent people massacred even by those who have been victims, the walls built of barbed wire or stone which, although horrible, are even more subtle than the insurmountable ones we have built in our hearts. Walls that we do not want to account … Continua a leggere Another Day, Another Night