Ángel Sanz Briz, Chiune Sugihara, Irena Sendler, Giorgio Perlasca, Aristides de Sousa Mendes and Gino Bartali. Names that, a priori, are not too well known but had a huge impact for the millions of Jews who were persecuted during World War II.
That is why last Friday Jan 27th on the International Day of Victims of the Holocaust, the Jewish Community of Ceuta wanted to remember the admirable work of those “anonymous heroes” who risked their lives so that others did not lose it. For most, what was done during those times of barbarism, represented the most important of their lives. But they did not pursue fame or recognition, only to help those victims of Nazi horror have a chance.
This was highlighted by Alberto Aflalo, a member of the Isralieta Community, and charged with reading the manifesto of homage to those victims. He did it during the emotional, simple, event held in the Plaza de la Constitución and which was attended by the accidental president of the City, Mabel Deu, the government delegate, Nicolas Fernandez Cucurull, or the senators by Ceuta Guillermo Martinez And Fatima Hamed.
Aflalo referred to the sadness of commemorating a day as the International Day of the Holocaust Victims. Mention the millions of people trapped in concentration camps simply because of their status, religion or gender. A map of more than 42,000 extermination camps along virtually the entire European continent.
Figures that speak for themselves and that, nevertheless, it is necessary not to let it fall into oblivion to try to avoid that something like this can happen again.