Monday, March 24, 2014

Isacco Bayona

Stolperstein, stumbling block, remembering Isacco Bayona, Livorno
Isacco Bayona was the son of Raffaele Bayona and Diamante Jacob. He was born in Greece, in Thessaloniki, on 21 July 1926. He was arrested in Gabbro (Livorno) with his mother, his elder brother Carlo and his younger sisters Lucia and Dora. They were all deported to the extermination camp of Auschwitz, Isacco was the only one who survived the Shoah.

See also: Stolpersteine - Not Even One Year - Perla - Dina and Dino
External links: Stolperstein - (Wikipedia) - Isacco Bayona (The names of the Italian Shoah)

15 comments:

Lowell said...

A sad reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. It's amazing he survived. When in grad school in Chicago, I worked for a contractor who survived Auschwitz. He reluctantly showed me his number tattooed on his arm but didn't want to talk of his experiences.

Also, just this evening I saw a video of a Jewish wedding in Italy. I'm guessing it was Rome, but could not be sure. It was beautiful!

Revrunner said...

When I was in Thessaloniki in November last year, I heard more about the deportation of Jews during WWII.

Taken For Granted said...

This was a terrible time for many people in Europe, and this is one example among the millions who died at the hands of political extremist. We would think the world would have learned not to repeat these patterns. We can only hope.

Jack said...

Another sad reminder of a horrible time.

Randy said...

I echo Jack's comment. So sad.

cieldequimper said...

I will never understand how it can have happened. I just hope that we will never again experience anything like it, though man being man, one can't be sure.

Luis Gomez said...

What a sad marking and reminder VP. And no, we have not learned. We still see this kind of massacre happening in the world.

Halcyon said...

Sad, sad times. I am glad these Stolpersteine are making their way to other cities though. We should not forget these people!

José Mendonça said...

Beyond my understanding! Who makes these tributes, VP? The families?

Dina said...

I wonder what became of Isacco ...

VP said...

Dina - He lived a relatively normal life back in Livorno and died a couple of years ago.

Dina said...

Thanks, VP, I'm glad to hear that.

Traveling Hawk said...

A lesson not sufficiently understood. Neofascism lives again in Europe.

Gunn said...

Let us hope we and the politicians learn from the history.

There have been too many wars after 1945.

I am pleased that Isacco survived. What happened must have marked him
In our region we have (had) a small Jewish community.

Stefan Jansson said...

Part of the horrible history of Europe. Thanks for reminding us.