Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated WWII partisan, passed away

11.08.2022, Rome.

Mario Fiorentini, the most decorated Italian World War II partisan, died at the age of 103. The office of the Italian Partisan Association Anpi in Rome informed on August 10.

“It is with great sorrow that we inform you that a great man, a great friend, a great example has left us. Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated partisan, a great mathematician, passed away last night,” the statement reads.

The association expressed its condolences to the deceased’s daughter Claudia and his nephew Suriel, who were by his side for the rest of his life.

“We feel great sorrow at the death of Mario Fiorentini, a symbol of the Italian anti-fascist resistance. As a partisan he distinguished himself in the fight against Nazi fascism in Rome. He left us a great example of courage and humanism. Condolences to his family,” Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri commented on Fiorentini’s death on Twitter.

“He has remained for us one of the symbols of the partisan struggle, Mario Fiorentini. His example, his testimony, the memory he carried through his life, will remain indelible in our history,” head of Italy’s center-right Democratic Party Enrico Lettave wrote on Twitter.

“With Mario Fiorentini’s death, our country is losing a symbol of the Resistance. We will miss his strength and ability in his lifetime to be an example to new generations. Today we are free thanks to people like Mario,” said Lazio Regional President Nicola Zingaretti.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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