A long time ago, the Jewish cemetery on Venice’s Lido island was Navy Captain Aldo Izzo’s childhood playground. It was the perfect place where he and his brother Alberto could run after each other around the gravestones without being disturbed. No wonder that decades later, after spending several years sailing around the world, he felt he had to do something to stop the decadence of the ancient part of the cemetery, a precious jewel of Jewish heritage.
Today he is the only guardian of the cemetery, or the guardian angel, as many dubbed him due to his dedication in preserving the place. “One can’t understand the integration of the Jewish community in Venice without coming here – says the eighty five years old Mr. Izzo, an elegant man, speaking with a deep voice and the key of the cemetery in his hand – There are so many stories intertwined with one another that you always discover something new”.
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