from Maria Letizia Camparsi
3 Dec 2021
In the report Giuseppina Tamagnini
“A gentleman dressed in white” is a book that tells the darkest era of San Marino history, the war. The white dress is Benito Mussolinii, who strolls through the center of San Marino. To tell the era of fascism in the first person is Giuseppina Tamagnini, for all Pinetta: always active in the social life of the Republic and former president of the Federation of Special Sports. He remembers the time of the Second World War, “with the terrors experienced, the curious episodes, the risks taken to bring aid to the persecuted” by Nazi-Fascism. The key concept is the importance of memory: a little girl’s war memories become here a monitor and teaching for the new generations. A narrative that speaks of the bullying suffered by the family, the fascist nightmare, between invasions and bombings: a story of growth, of awareness, also told thanks to the contributions of his brother Giorgio and the childhood impressions of the other brother Roberto.
“When I was a child there was the fascist dictatorship and then the war also came – recounts the historical memory of San Marino -. I remember the war very well: an experience so shocking that it is impossible to forget it. The memory must remain and must be passed on to those who have not lived through that period, the young people of today and the generations to come. “The volume is edited by the Oltre foundation, committed to contributing to the cultural, social and economic development of the Republic. Tamagnini together with Secondo Cesarini, passionate researcher and collector of books, brochures and publications relating to San Marino.
In the report, the interview with Giuseppina Tamagnini
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