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October 22, 1993 - Image 65

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-10-22

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THE DAN HOTELS

But it's been. rare in my ex-
perience for a concierge to be
misinformed. Moreover, most
of the concierges I've met are
not haughty. Quite the con-
trary: They seem to genuine-
ly enjoy the interaction with
guests.
"Hello — welcome back!"
Tony Caduff greeted me
warmly and heartily when I
checked into the Zurich
Hilton hotel recently for my
second visit. Although he's
met hundreds of guests since
then, Mr. Caduff, nonethe-
less, remembered me from
the first visit and he even
handed me a copy of the In-

ternational Herald Tribune,
recalling from a year ago how
eager I was to read an Eng-
lish language newspaper.
As for the cosmopolitan
concierge himself, he can read
— and speak — English, Ger-
man, French, Italian, Span-
ish and his own native
Romansche, a Latin-based
language that's spoken by a
small minority of Swiss. "And
I'd like to learn Hebrew, too,"
says Mr. Caduff, who greets
many guests from Israel.
A native of St. Moritz, the
Swiss town that's now a fa-

mous ski resort, Mr. Caduff
has been a concierge at the
Zurich hotel for 22 years, ever
since it opened, and before
that, he worked in hotels in
Rome, Venice, Paris and Lon-
don.
Like other highly trained
concierges, he proudly wears
on his uniform a pair of gold
crossed keys that indicate
he's a member of the organi-
zation of concierges, the
Union de International
Portieres de Grandes Hotels.
Even after two decades as
a concierge, Mr. Caduff still
approaches his work with en-
thusiasm — in fact, with
downright exuberance.
Whether it's finding some-
one's false teeth or helping a
guest select an appropriate
restaurant, he says that
meeting and helping guests
is the real pleasure of his
work.
"What I enjoy is that every
day I meet different people —
so many different people from
so many places," he says,
standing in his usual post at
the reception desk behind the
sign that reads CON-
CIERGE. "And I love to help
all of them!" El

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Italian President
Chides New Racists

Rome (JTA) — The presence
of Italy's president lent par-
ticular significance last
week to a ceremony com-
memorating the 50th an-
niversary of the Nazi depor-
tation of
Italian Jews. Italian Pres-
ident Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
made the occasion even more
meaningful by using it to
launch an impassioned and

His words were also
clearly directed at
Italy's Northern
League Party and
its supporters.

unexpected warning against
rising racism and nation-
alism in Europe — and
divisive, regionalist politics
in Italy.
Recalling the Nazi era and
the hatreds directed against
Jews and others, he said, "I
am among those who think

that all this can return, but I
hope to die before becoming
totally pessimistic."
He called for a return to
the human values of truth,
love, altruism and unity in
order to overcome current
negative tendencies, such as
the move toward dividing
people by their ethnic identi-
ty.
Though he did not mention
them by name, his words
were also clearly directed at
Italy's Northern League
Party and its supporters,
which have won great sup-
port in prosperous northern
Italy with calls to separate
the region from the rest of
the country.
Scalfaro spoke during an
unscheduled address that
concluded a solemn
ceremony in the ornate
theater of Carpi, a northern
Italian town near Bologna.
It was the final event in a
series of commemorations
marking the beginning of
the Nazi deportation to
death camps of about a
quarter of Italy's pre-war
Jewish community. E

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