The Memory of our Migrations

There is little or no memory that remains of our past, of our previous migrations; how will future events be remembered? Will they too not leave any trace?

… Unless the media, politics, human sciences… measure the ecological weight of our migrations, in particular, of our exiles (like those of the 20th century in Europe or of those happening today in the Middle East or in Africa).

Indeed, the lessons of our forced migrations are essential to the pacification of humanity. Not seeing, not feeling, not hearing and not helping: how is it that mankind repeats its erring ways, which force a large number of people throughout history and today into exile?

Intentional oversight, re-emergence of borders which distance us from that which does not or no longer concern us (to not see, except through a media filter, what we no longer want to see), lies or negligence: our exiles are, here, in Europe or elsewhere, part of humanity!

Therefore, remembering our migrations is vital for present and future generations, because those migrations, our migrations, are constituent parts of our human journey, gifts of the "testimony" of our memory.

Remembering our migrations, particularly in Europe, becomes a source of enrichment for our language, a way to transcend our human vanities, which, imperceptibly and constantly, reproduce the same words, silences or acts, which lead to dramatic "exiles", rather than "existences" which would allow us, together, all of us migrants, to live lastingly in peace, in Europe and throughout the world.