Commemorating four men martyred for their oppostion to the Fascist regime.
The brothers Nello and Carlo Rosselli, also in their thirties, were murdered on the French Riviera on 10 June 1937 by the Cagoulards, French Fascists acting at the behest of the Mussolini regime. Nello, distinguished historian and talented artist, was visiting Carlo, who was convalescing from wounds he had received in Spain fighting with the Italian wing of the International Brigade he had helped to organize. The episode inspired Alberto Moravia's novel The Conformist and the subsequent homonymous Bertolucci film.
On loan from a private collection.
|ITALIAN LIFE UNDER FASCISM: Selections from the Fry Collection
|Exhibition in the Department of Special Collections
University of Wisconsin-Madison
July through September 1998
|© 1998 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System|