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Obj. ID: 51180  Holocaust Memorial at the Jewish Cemetery in Mondovi, Italy, 1964

© Samuel Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2023

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Comemmorated?

Jews from Mondavi deported to Death Camps
The 6 Million Jewish Holocaust Victims

Description:

The monument is a tall narrow white marble stele, set on a small rectangular marble base. The monument is set near the red brick wall of the Protestant cemetery, at the beginning of the path to the original doorway into the adjacent Jewish cemetery. The monument is angled at about 45 degrees from the wall, so the inscription confronts the viewer. There is a narrow rough edge around the sides and top of the face of the stele, creating a frame for the large inscribed center section with inscribed letters and a smooth polished surface. In front of the monument is spread a low pile of white breccia (gravel). It is not known if this was past of the original design. 

Inscriptions

Quote from Lamentations

Hebrew

שמעו-נא כל-עמים
וראו מכאב

Italian

Prestate ascolto o popoli
osservate il mio dolore
(Lamentaz 1.18)

Translation: Hear, all you peoples, and behold my agony (translation via JPS 1985)

Main Inscription (Italian)

SEI MILIONI DI EBREI
VITTIME INNOCENTI
IN EUROPA
DI UN BESTIALE ODIO DI RAZZA
OLTRE OTTOMILA
IDEPORTATI EBREI D ITALIA
TRASCINATI AL MARTIRIO 

FRA ESSI. DA MONDOVI:
ANNA SEGRE VED. LEVI
PIA LEVI VED. LEVI
ALDO LEVI
BENIAMINA LEVI
PROF. DELFINA ORTONA 

NON ARIDE CIFRE SON QUESTE
MA LA DOLOROSA TESTIMONIANZA
DELL’OFFESA RECATA ALLA CIVILTA
ED ALLA LEGGE DI DIO
RICORDO IMPERITURO
DI UN NEFANDO CRIMINE
MONITO E RICHIAMO PER TUTTI
AGLI UNIVERSALI IDEALI
DI FRATELLANZA GIUSTIZIA E PACE 

LA CITTA DI MONDOVI POSE
26-4-1964

Translation: Six million Jews, innocent victims in Europe of a bestial breed of hate; over eight thousand Jews were deported from Italy and dragged to martyrdom. / From Mondovi: Anna Segre ved. Levi, Pia Levi ved. Levi, Aldo Levi, Beniamina Levi, Prof. Delfina Ortona / These are not dry figures, but the painful testimony of the offense to civilization and to the law of God. Immediate remembrance of a heavy crime, warning, and call for everyone to a universal ideal of brotherhood, justice, and peace. / The City of Mondovi 4-26-1964

Commissioned by

The City of Mondovi [to be confirmed]

Documenter
Samuel Gruber | 2023
Author of description
Samuel Gruber | 2023
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Language Editor
Adam Frisch | 2023
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Holocaust Memorial at the Jewish Cemetery in Mondovi | Unknown
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1964
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Italy | Piedmont | Mondovi
| Viale del Cimitero, 23
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Height: 1.94 meters
Width: 0.68 meters
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