A week before the 2011 CIBC Run for the Cure, Simona Flumian noticed a post on Facebook from a friend who was participating. “I had nothing to do that weekend, so I decided I would sign up,” says the fourth year student at the Schulich School of Business. In those few days before the race, Flumian raised more than $2,000 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation research. “It was great to be around everyone, and to see the survivors was a very emotional and rewarding experience.”
When Enzo Camerino was a little boy growing up in Italy, the country had racial laws against the Jews similar to Germany, but they were very unpopular with most Italians. The Jews, as they are still today, had been an active Roman community for thousands of years. Mussolini refused to send Italy’s Jews to work camps outside Italy; life was difficult but not as deadly as in German-occupied lands. Things took a turn for the worst when Mussolini’s government fell and the Nazis took charge. On October 16, 1943, Camerino was not yet 15 years of age when his entire family was awakened by a knock at the door around 5 am.
L’11 aprile 1987 all’età di 68 anni moriva Primo Levi, chimico torinese e importante autore della letteratura italiana contemporanea. Una caduta misteriosa dalle scale di casa sua che secondo alcuni lascia pensare a un suicidio. A tormentarlo ancora, forse, il ricordo di Auschwitz.
His name is Joe Morena, and around the St. Viateur area, he is known as the Bagel Man. Ironic, really, because Mr. Morena is an Italian, originally from Salerno, and the bagel is anything but an Italian invention.