Camp beds, biscuits and bottles of water: each night dozens of asylum seekers find refuge in an unusual yet highly symbolic place, Milan’s Holocaust memorial. ‘Indifference’: the word, carved in huge letters in a grey concrete wall, welcomes visitors to the site behind the north Italian city’s central station, also known as ‘binario 21’ (platform 21). The memorial opened in 2013, under the platforms, at the exact spot where hundreds of Jews were locked into livestock railcars, hoisted up to the tracks by a mail-carriage lift, and sent on their way to concentration camps. For the past week the cold, solemn site, which lies mostly underground, has found a second calling as a haven for around 35 mainly Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants. ‘We say one must fight indifference. We cannot remain indifferent ourselves’ to the plight of hundreds of migrants who mass each night at the station, Roberto Jarach,

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