Carlo Tagliabue

he saved thirty Jewish women from Nazi-fascist persecution

Pia Casa degli Incurabili of Abbiategrasso

Pia Casa degli Incurabili of Abbiategrasso

Carlo Tagliabue was the director of the Golgi Geriatric Institute (then Pia Casa degli Incurabili) in Abbiategrasso. Despite his initial adherence to Fascism, in the last year of the Second World War, when he saw the horrible crimes of Nazi-Fascism, he became a rebel and challenged the police with his own serious personal risk, hiding in the women's ward of the structure about thirty Jewish women, who thus escaped the Nazi-Fascist persecution. To confuse them with the patients, he gave them the uniform of the guests of the Pia Casa; he hid them, and fed them, carefully watching over their safety.

Only he, the chaplain Don Filippo Carminati, a couple of nuns, and the doctor knew the refuge of Jewish women at the Pia Casa and sometimes went to visit them to tell them the news that was transmitted by foreign radio, trying to instill confidence and hope in their souls.

Candidacy proposed by Gianni Mereghetti

Gardens that honour Carlo Tagliabue

Carlo Tagliabue is honoured in the Gardens of Abbiategrasso - IIS Bachelet e Marina di Campo - Secondary school of Marina di Campo.

You can find a tree also in the Virtual Garden Monte Stella's Stories.

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