MAMT||Museo Mediterraneo dell' Arte, della Musica e delle Tradizioni (EN)

La Fondazione Mediterraneo - with webinar, skype and videoconferencing links - wanted to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Irpinia earthquake which left an indelible mark on the development of Southern Italy and, in particular, of the internal areas.
The Museum of Peace - MAMT made available videos, documentaries and testimonies that accompanied the key moments of the event.
President Michele Capasso duly recalled that day and the tragedy he saw with his own eyes in the following days, when he visited the completely destroyed villages accompanied by fellow architects from the area. And then the solidarity actions, the hospitality in San Sebastiano al Vesuvio of the inhabitants of Conza della Campania and other countries, with a bond that lasts indissoluble over time.
"In this moment of great planetary emergency - said President Capasso - I remember two lessons in similar tragedies: the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944 and the earthquake in Irpinia in 1980. The keystone of the rebirth was not politics, even then steeped in sloppiness, inefficiency and often corruption, but the redemption of people forced to UNITE to ACT TOGETHER: “ALL UNITED WE WILL SING”, my grandfather and father said to the inhabitants of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio entirely destroyed by the lava of 1944; "PRESIDENT PERTINI, GIVE US A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO ACT ALL TOGETHER WITH GENROUS IN SOLIDARITY", said the inhabitants of the Irpinia towns - while they mourned their dead - to our beloved President of the Republic.
Here is the keystone: in tragedies we must take advantage of a feeling of unity and rare generosity in solidarity which on other occasions does not exist and which constitutes the turning point for reconstruction. The other element is SPEED: "FATEPRESTO" was the title of "IL MATTINO" the day after the earthquake. "DO IT HAPPY AND WELL" is the appeal I make to today's politicians, eliminating all divisions and particular interests and winning, for once, competence, passion and honesty. On this we will be judged !.