TV presenter Gianina Corondan believes that a Colectiv Memorial would be a “common sense” thing that would prove that, if there is solidarity, any sad experience can be overcome.
AGERPRES: How do you see the building of a Colectiv Memorial as a symbol against forgetting?
Gianina Corondan: I agree with common sense and decent activities to be carried so that indeed, that tragic moment won’t be forgotten. I am for not forgetting, thanks to any small sign from everyone. If we are solidary, as we have been in certain tough moments, I believe that it will not be forgotten, and we will also learn, finally, something from an unfortunate happening.
AGERPRES: How do you imagine this Colectiv Memorial? Should it be built at the site of the tragedy or somewhere else?
Gianina Corondan: I can’t picture that. At the site of the tragedy is pretty complicated. I don’t think it matters much. We are in that spot every time we think of them and of that misfortune could happen and what can happen to any of us. We are in permanent connection with them and with these powerful events.
AGERPRES: Given the situation of the space where the Colectiv club was situated, who and in what degree should take care of designing and constructing a Colectiv Memorial, including finding of necessary financing: the Romanian state or the non-governmental organizations?
Gianina Corondan: The state bears a large part of the blame; therefore, it should attend to this on a permanent basis. There should be indeed a hand whose support one can feel. And everyone talks about the state in derogatory terms. About this element that does more harm than good. To conclude, I would invite the state to start by getting involved.
AGERPRES: What motto do you believe should define this Memorial?
Gianina Corondan: I don’t know whether definitions, words, can still trigger something in us. I believe that, ultimately, everyone found a place in their hearts for the victims and for people who were professionals, who were involved in the music field with all its hardships, at the lowest level. And then the motto doesn’t bring much. No verse, no verb, no proverb can change anything. Perhaps the names of each of them should be written, so they last.
AGERPRES: What do you believe should be the most important lesson remembered after visiting the Colectiv Memorial?
Gianina Corondan: Now, it depends on what one’s mind and heart says. One learns if one has the necessary “field” on which to plant something. More…