1 INDICE RASSEGNA STAMPA/MEDIA SCIESOPOLI DI SELVINO p. 2
SCIESOPOLI DI SELVINO
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7 gennaio 2014 - Radio Popolare, Cult: Intervista di Cecilia Di Lieto a M. Cavallarin:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diana Schoeps age 5, one of the Selvino children, inset into a photo of the Sciesopoli building
The Selvino children were a group of approximately 800 Jewish children orphaned by the Holocaust. rescued
after World War II from ghettosand concentration camps and housed in a former Fascist children's home
called Sciesopoli in the Alpine town of Selvino, Italy, constructed in the 1930s as a "sports palace," or gymnasium
and training center for athletes. There the children were allowed to recover physically, mentally, and spiritually
from their ordeal, while being instructed both in the general education they had missed during their imprisonment
as well as in their heritage of Judaism and Judaic culture, in preparation for their later relocation to Israel as part of
the Bricha. The house was run by members of aPalestinian Jewish unit of the British Army stationed in Northern
Italy under Moshe Zeiri, along with the generous help of many Italian citizens. From early 1947 to May 1948,
when Israel became a state, Amalia (Mania) Schoeps was director of Sciesopoli.
The home was organized by a Jewish Socialist organization called Gordonia with the motto Beit Aliya
Hanoar. Aliya means house of the going up, i.e. moving to the Land of Israel. It was a Hakshara, which was
a kibbutz outside of (then) Palestine for the training of "chaluzim," or young pioneers, to move to the holy land.
It is important to note that at that time many residents of Selvino gave shelter and extended hospitality to Jewish
families, which was documented in the City Hall of Selvino. After 1948, Sciesopoli was transformed into a home for
needy and sick children, as well as a public school for these children.
In 1983, a group of 66 Jews, once refugee children in Selvino, returned to town. The Mayor, Vinicio Grigis and
town residents received them warmly. The city of Selvino was twinned with Kibbutz Tze’elim in the Negev, where
many "Children of Selvino" settled. Since 1983, many survivors and their family members have returned to
Selvino, tracing their past of the Bricha (flight/escape) and Aliyah Bet.
A plaque on the side of the house reads:
Between the years 1945-1948, nearly 800 children and youths - holocaust orphans - were gathered in this house.
They were survivors of the ghettos and concentration camps. Here the joys of youth and the belief in mankind, that
was snatched from them, were restored to them. They learned their people's ancient tongue - the language of the
Bible, and were prepared for life in their homeland - Israel. Here they learned to recognize and cherish the
goodness of the Italian people.
The once beautiful and functional building is now in a state of complete abandonment, despite the efforts of the
former mayor to allocated funds, to publish in Italian the book written by Aharon Megged, and the twinning of the
city with Kibbutz Tze’lim.
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Story of the Selvino Children August 2001, Valentine Mitchell
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in Italy initaly.com
The Story of Selvino's Children: Journey to the Promised Land; Megged, Aharon and Eden, Vivian
(translator); Published By Vallentine-Mitchell & Co Ltd.; ISBN 0-85303-397-8,
The Zeiris Moshe,Yehudit,Nizza,baby Avner & Gary Bertini
Friuli Occidentale, La storia le storie, 10.1.2014
Petizione PERCHÉ DURI LA MEMORIA. “Sciesopoli” di Selvino (BG ...
Signore, Signori, care amiche, cari amici, ho iniziato a fare questo lancio nei giorni immediatamente precedenti le feste di Natale e di
fine anno, ...
RAI 1 - GR1, Intervista di Anna Maria Longo a Marco Cavallarin, 10.1.2014: