Emanuele Artom

Emanuele Artom

Emanuele Artom

Emanuele Artom was born in Aosta on 23 June 1915. He graduated in Literature and taught at the Jewish school. After the announcement of the armistice, he joined the Resistance and was active, as a member to the Partito d’Azione, in a Garibaldi Partisan brigade operating near Barge, in Val Pellice. Captured during a roundup in 1944, he was brutally tortured and died. His body has never been found. He left behind his Diaries which contain many observations on Judaism, on the books that he was reading, on the work of the Library. In the second part of his Diaries, on the contrary, Artom dwelled upon his experience as a partisan, particularly painful for a person as delicate and sensitive as he was.

Remembering Bianca, he wrote: " I turned to wave to you. You were standing on a rise, wearing a light-coloured windcheater and knickerbockers. You waved back too. It was Sunday, and in the days before there had been fighting in and around Perosa Argentina. There was a sort of truce at the time, but everyone knew that it could not last. "








INSMLI

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Turin • 27 January | 20 March 2010
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5-20 September 2010
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