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Italian City Names Street After Jew Who Organized Resistance

The Bologna City Council acting on the recommendation of the local Jewish community, today named one of the city’s streets in honor of Mario Finzi, a Jew who was one of the organizers of the Italian resistance movement. He was deported to his death in a Nazi camp in 1944.

A new synagogue was opened here this week in the presence of government officials; Dr. Giorgio Zevi, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities and Eliahu Sasson, Israel Minister to Rome. The synagogue, which had been destroyed during the war, was rebuilt with funds contributed by the Italian Government and with donations by Jews.