(VEE) NORWEGIAN AND ITALIAN RESISTANCE COMPARED IN NEW BOOK

(VELINO) Roma, 30 Aug - The Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo is holding a conf...

(VELINO) Roma, 30 Aug - The Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo is holding a conference on a new book called "Sotto l'ombra di un bel fiore - Resistenza italiana e Resistenza norvegese a confronto" (Under the shade of a beautiful flower - Comparing the Italian and Norwegian Resistance) on Wednesday. Author Valerio Tosi will talk about his experiences as a partisan and discuss the many, sometimes infinitesimal tiles that made up the complex and varied mosaic of the Italian Resistance and are the reason for its greatness. He also presents a cross-section of the Norwegian Resistance, geographically and substantially so distant from Italy's. Norway did not experience civil war and the German occupiers had a different and, if possible, better relationship with the population. Nonetheless, Norway hunted down and punished pro-Nazi citizens and collaborators and reinstated the death penalty, which had been abolished in 1909, just long enough to sentence the guilty before banning it again. vel
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