Author Archives: mc1a


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ―Viktor E. Frankl This blog dedicated in eternal memory of my father Giuseppe Coné who passed away peacefully at a ripe old age of ninety-five on Simchat Torah on 26th October 2005 […]


GIUSEPPE CONÉ Rhodes Island, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ritzerau Charlottengrube. We were all very happy in Rhodes until the racial laws. The foreign Jews had to leave the island and many went to Turkey. One day in 1939, my brother and I went to the Mandraki, the harbour, to look for a boat so that we could  escape to Turkey. But I just […]


        Giuseppe Coné: Holocaust Survivor There are special moments when one person reaches out for another and makes the difference that no one else can make. We just want to say thank you for being there in prayers and in thoughts, and when we needed you most to ease our sorrow, ’cause […]


On 10/10/2014 18:29 – Isaac Habib wrote on my Facebook Matteo, I have found a document concerning your father stipulating the name of his first wife and first boy named Matteo. I’ll photograph it and send it to you. Ref legislation 1938 where Jews were classified of Razza ebraica. Shabbat Shalom Isaac  Herewith are the document Isaac sent me […]