The website Italian Shoah Names. Memorial to the Victims of 1943 – 1945 Anti-Jewish Persecution contains the names and the biographical information of the victims of Nazi and Fascist regimes, which were collected in years of research by the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center – CDEC.
The goal of the Memorial is to keep alive the individual and collective memory of the victims and trace, if possible, their paths of life and persecution. The website’s purpose is not only remembrance, but also knowledge and reflection.
In Jewish tradition names and naming are fundamental. In the opening page of the Memorial the victims’ names are crowded together: several dozens of them appear in alphabetical order; every 24 hours this page disappears and a following page appears with further dozens of names. As the database contains more than 7000 names, it will take some months to complete the cycle and to start it back from the first letter of the alphabet.