73rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rosselli brothers

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 08:00

On the 9th of June 1937, in the French spa town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the Rosselli brothers, Carlo and Nello, were assassinated by a French fascist group, likely on the orders of Mussolini.

The Rosselli brothers were key figures in the Italian anti-fascism movement.

Both socialists, Carlo (left) and Nello Rosselli (right) were actively involved in Italian politics and went on to establish the anti-fascist militant movement Giustizia e Libertà.

The brothers believed in a political ideology, developed by Carlo Roselli, which he called “Liberal Socialism” and was heavily inspired by the success of the British Labour Party at the time.

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