Our South (of Italy), the same one that is lagging behind the rest of the nation, during the Second World War took the leading position in the horror of Holocaust hosting a concentration camp. On Memorial Day, remino that.
By reconstruction of the Calabrian doctor Spartacus Capogreco, in June of ’40 by order of the Ministry of the Interior was built a concentration camp in Ferramento di Tarsi, Cosenza. Here until the arrival of the Allies on 8-9-’43 two thousand people were interned. On 27-1-’45 the Auschwitz camp was liberated by Soviet troops. In Remembrance Day we remember the Holocaust, the Shoah, the catastrophe, the genocide of 6 million Jews, but also homosexuals, prostitutes, Gypsies, and any other person inferios than the Aryan race. The horror of the concentration camps (or extermination camps) was known only at the end of the war. We have visually knowledge of that, through the testimony of the few survivors of atrocities, but also through the “Nuremberg Trials that indicates two sets of trials of Nazis involved in WWII and the Holocaust. Were held in the German city from 20-11-’45 to 1-10-’46 in the Palace of Justice. The first was the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal. The second was for war criminals, including the process and lower the Doctors” (I quote the book Theatrum mundi. Landing on the Moon, p. 99 note 6).
The victims were crossing the gate of Auschwitz surmounted by the inscription “Arbeit macht frei”, in German “Work makes you free”, but only death would set them free because there were several waiting for atrocities. The prisoners of the concentration camps were deprived of their identity, replaced by a number, and their dignity, an inalienable right. In addition to hard labor, common destiny were shooting and extermination in gas chambers, disguised as showers from which flowed the gas Zyklon B or prussic acid or cyanide, highly toxic and volatile liquid that is obtained by combining cyanide and sulfuric acid is highly corrosive. The deportees were also subjected to medical experiments that included the inoculation of infectious and deadly virus in order to experience the effects of germ warfare. Not to mention the crematorium useful to dispose of the amount of corpses reduced to a pile of bones. On January 27, we reflect on these shameful pages of history.
Source: “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno”, an italian newspaper, January 27, 2013, p. 16.