European Heroes - Carlo and Nello Rosselli

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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.

Watch excerpt from the film The Words of Ventotene

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

Read Piero Graglia's biography of Carlo Rosselli here

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.

Read more here


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