ROME (Oct. 21)
President Giuseppe Saragat of Italy, has warned that the world must remain alert to safeguard freedom and security. He told a delegation representing Italy’s 22 Jewish communities that every civilized person must harbor a sense of guilt over the treatment of the Jews of Europe during the years of Nazi rule. President Saragat received the delegation in connection with the observance of the 25th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Rome by the Nazis. The anniversary is generally commemorated on Oct. 16.
Members of the delegation recalled that 2,000 Rome Jews, including 280 children, were deported by the Nazis. Only 120 adults and none of the children ever returned. In all of Italy. 8,000 Jews were deported and 600 returned.