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Campo di Fiori

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Author(s): Barbara Breysach, Berlin
Title of a poem by Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) which addresses the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the spring of 1943. The title points to Campo de’ fiori square (field of flowers) in the center of Rome where the monument of the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno who was burned as a heretic here in Febrary 1600 can be found. Miłosz’s poem describes an arc from Bruno's death as a heretic in the Rome of early modern times to occupied Warsaw in 1939–1945. It is considered a notable testimony to Polish-Jewish relations and an important literary text on the destruction of European Jews. Ti…
Date: 2017-08-17