Shoah, La Russa shuts down critics: “The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity of the 20th century”

This morning, Ignazio La Russa attended the April 25 ceremony at the Altare della Patria and then flew to Prague for the Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of EU Member States. The president of the Senate used clear words at the time, silencing the polemics from the left that rained down on him in recent weeks: “I want to return to the theme of dictatorial regimes remembering the greatest atrocity of the last century, the Holocaust. To prevent the specter of illiberal regimes from limiting our freedoms again, it is above all necessary that there be full cooperation and respect between States, starting with respect for national borders. In this sense, tomorrow I will have the pleasure of receiving in Rome the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, to whom I renew my personal solidarity and closeness and that of the Italians”.

“The Ukrainian people – continued La Russa in his speech – are not alone in the struggle against Russia for independence and territorial integrity. Finally, I make my own the words that Senator Liliana Segre spoke in the European Parliament on Remembrance Day ‘There was a girl in Terezin, whose name I don’t remember, who drew a yellow butterfly flying over the barbed wire. May the yellow butterfly always fly over the barbed wire’”. Then the final part of the speech: “Together with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the High Offices of the State, this morning I solemnly witnessed at the Altare della Patria the commitment and sacrifice for freedom and independence, as well as the absolute value of the Resistance in overcoming dictatorship and restoring democracy in Italy. The theme of this Conference, which today deals with totalitarianism, goes precisely in this direction. The ability to oppose any form of totalitarian regime can come from the implementation of courageous policies, from the ability to lead to carrying out real peace processes and witnessing the aberrations of all totalitarian regimes. Just as the European Parliament itself did a few years ago – concluded La Russa – by approving an important resolution on all the totalitarianisms of the last century”.

Source: IL Tempo

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