Rome (Mar. 31)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Italian press unanimously pays tribute to Luigi Luzzatti, the late Italian Jewish statesman and former prime minister.
Luzzatti is depicted in the eulogies as the most representative personality of Italy in the last generation. The newspapers praise him highly for his patriotic achievements. The “Popolo de Roma” writes that “Italians will long remember Luigi Luzzatti, his spirit is immortal.”
The family of the late statesman received hundreds of messages of condolence from all parts of the world.
In the Chamber, Benito Mussolini eulogized the late statesman, declaring that he was “closely bound up with Italian history of the last half century, having been the most striking, representative figure of that period. Italy’s high place among the nations in social legislation is due to Luzzatti’s work. I frequently had cause in the last few years to appreciate the wisdom of Luzzatti’s counsels, which the Fascist government is carrying out through the cooperative organizations. Luzzatti was a wise and good man. It is necessary in order to reestablish the great spiritual equilibrium of the people that such men exist. They are above the struggle of conflicting interests. They recall the eternal verities without which the struggle of man against man would end in savage chaos and the downfall of all civilization,” the Premier declared.
Tittoni, president of the Italian Senate, paid tribute to the late statesman, at yesterday’s session of the Senate.