Bianca with Primo Levi at Cortina
Bianca with Alberto Salmoni
In the ensuing years Bianca worked above all as a lawyer and from the 1980s onwards took part in political life in Turin, first as a candidate for the Democrazia Proletaria party and then in 1990s with the PDS party. She is still active, involved and is a living memory of the century that has recently ended.
Alberto Salmoni was born on 6 August 1918, in Heliopolis in Egypt to Italian parents. His father traded in timber and, after a brief stay in Naples, the family moved to Turin. Alberto studied chemistry like Primo and probably they got to know each other attending the laboratories. Alberto, who had a very beautiful voice, was also a member of the choir of the Synagogue organised by Choirmaster Veneziani, as was Giulia Colombo, Primo’s cousin. After the armistice, he joined the Resistance in the 4th Alpine Division of the GL formation and later in the 3rd Langhe Division, becoming its Brigade Officer. He was mainly engaged in liaison activities with France and saw action in Val Pellice. After the war, in 1945, he married Bianca.
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