Seven Italians Who Helped Jews During Nazi Era Honored

Israeli Ambassador Amiel E. Najar, representing the Yad Vashem, presented certificates and medals here yesterday to seven Italians who helped Jews during the Nazi era. The ceremony took place in the Capital. The recipients included Dr. Giuseppe Brusasca, a Senator who escaped after being sentenced to death for organizing a network of volunteers to save Jews; Fr. Don Dante Sala, who headed a group that transported 105 Jews to Switzerland; Eduardo Focherini, who died in a concentration camp and whose awards were accepted by his son; Arturo Demolo, a noted lawyer; Demolo’s wife, Adele, and their late daughter, Adele Maria Radice. The ceremony was hosted by Deputy Lord Mayor Alberto Di Segni. The citations were read by Sen. Piero Caleffi, president of the Italo-Israeli Association.

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