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The banality of the good. History of Giorgio Perlasca

A true story, similar to a novel of adventures: the incredible story of the Padovano merchant Giorgio Perlasca (1910-1992) which, in the winter of 1944, in Budapest, managed to save thousands of Jews from the extermination, spillage for the Spanish console . He had been an enthusiastic fascist and fought in Spain as a volunteer for Franco. On September 8, 1943 he found him away from home, sought after by the ss. He could have succeeded, he decided to risk his life. From his diary, which constitutes one of the book chapters, emerges the extraordinary action of a man only, helped by a spread group of people, who produces fake documents, realizes and defends eight "houses shelter", find food, deceive German Nazi And Hungarians. A brilliant organizer and a magnificent impostor. Then, the return home and a silence lasted almost half a century, up to the discovery of him, thanks to a group of women, Hungarian Jews, little girls at the time of war, who owe him life. He was honored as a hero and "right man" in Hungary, Israel, the United States, Spain, and finally, thanks to this book, came out twenty years ago, even in Italy.

  • Author: Enrico Degre
  • Format: Paperback, 13 x 20 cm
  • Pages: 137
  • Publisher: Feltrinelli
  • Necklace: universal economic
  • Year: 2013

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