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Twenty Years: Fascism and Its Discontents

  • Alessandro Portelli
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Abstract

In San Lorenzo, on the wall a building cut in half by the Allied air raid of July 19, 1943, a huge graffito remained visible for years: “Legacy of Fascism.” In the 1990s, while the neighborhood’s artisan shops were being replaced by fashionable small restaurants and clubs, it was painted over, perhaps with a mind to gentrify the place. It was a gesture of tangible revisionism, which literalized a number of worn-out metaphors: whitewashing history, erasing the past.

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Concentration Camp Police Chief Political Prisoner House Painter Armed Struggle 
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