Alessandro Sinigaglia and Florentine Resistance

17 February 2021 - 18:00

Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom

by Antonella Bundu


Florence celebrates its liberation from Nazi-fascism on 11 August every year, because, on that date in 1944, the Sinigaglia Brigade was the first to enter Florence to liberate the city. However, many people do not know that the Sinigaglia Brigade was named in honour of the black partisan Alessandro Sinigaglia (“Vittorio”), who was killed in an ambush by the fascists in February 1944.

Antonella Bundu was born in Florence in 1969 to a Sierra Leonean father and an Italian mother, and defines herself as 'a black woman, Florentine and leftist'. An Oxfam civil rights activist, she has lived between Florence, Sierra Leone and England, then settled permanently in the Tuscan capital since 1989.  She is a member of the Florence City Council.


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