In Memory: a story from Vietnam

Vietnam, officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has approximately 89,708,900 inhabitants. If well the Vietnamese population is largely composed of young (in 1989 39% of Vietnamese were under 15 years old) is a culturally unified nation, characterized by deep roots that go bump in the inheritance Sinica.

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The country has imposed wherever their institutions and their own cultural matrix, favored by a considerable national consciousness, especially in comparison to other Indochinese peoples.

This character trait contributes perhaps also explain the different relationship that has been established in the country with the phenomenon of colonialism and, later, the radical character assumed by the struggle for independence against France and the United States before then.

Go back over the turbulent past of Vietnam closely observing the visible traces of conflict with China, France and the United States kept in various museums and memorial sites of the capital Hanoi, it has a special charm.

In these places you can find a remarkable collection of war memorabilia and images of the hard struggle for Vietnamese independence.

Besides the mausoleum dedicated to the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in the city of Hanoi, it is located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, the same place where independence was declared who started the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. Open to the public, remembers every day the population, with her body embalmed, the existence of the revolutionary and political Vietnamese, prime Minister of the country from 1946 to 1954 and its president from 1954 to 1969.


In these places the memory is constantly stimulated, activated. Memory who wants to remember and commemorate, wants to teach, is a warning not to forget the roots and the history of this young country to treasure it in the future.

About the author:
Katty Nucera was born in Argentina but with italian origin. She moved in 1989 in Italy. She lives and work in Reggio Emilia. She has been partecipating at Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia in 2016.

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