L'Italia Libera

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Cover of the partisan newspaper labeled "the organ of the Action Party," urging the liberation of Italy ahead of the Allied forces, which had reached Rome three days before.

L'Italia Libera (meaning Free Italy in English) was the newspaper of the Italian anti-fascist organization and political party Partito d'Azione (abbrev: Pd'A) (Action Party).

History and profile[edit]

L'Italia Libera was founded in July 1942. It was published by the Action Party.[1] The paper was published on a press in the basement of premises at Via Basento 55, in Rome, until it was raided in November 1943.[2] Leone Ginzburg was editor until his arrest (and subsequent murder) in 1943. Carlo Levi served as the editor-in-chief of the paper between 1945 and 1946.[3]


  1. ^ Stanislao G. Pugliese (17 December 2004). The Legacy of Primo Levi. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4039-8159-2. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ (Italian) Short biography of Leone Ginzburg, Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d’Italia (ANPI) (Retrieved 30 October 2010)
  3. ^ Gaetana Marrone; Paolo Puppa, eds. (26 December 2006). Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Routledge. p. 1037. ISBN 978-1-135-45530-9. Retrieved 11 January 2015.