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Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance

Ada Gobetti


This book is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged Ada to convert her notes into a book. Published by Giulio Einaudi editore in 1956, it won the Premio Prato, an annual prize for a work inspired by the Italian Resistance (Resistenza). From a political and military point of view, the Partisan Diary provides firsthand knowl ... More

Keywords: Turin, liberation, Benedetto Croce, Premio Prato, Italian Resistance, Resistenza, Nazis, D-Day

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199380541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199380541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ada Gobetti, author
Italian Resistance, Partisan fighter