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Angelo and Felicita Ballabio

milanese spouses who hid in their home a Jewish couple

Angelo and Felicita Ballabio

Angelo and Felicita Ballabio

Testimony of the son Renzo - Milan, 28 July 2014

During the war, my parents Felicita Della Rosa and Angelo Ballabio have hidden in their basement their friends Aldo Debenedetti and Elda (who was not Jewish), who were discriminated and persecuted by the Fascists. The Debenedetti family has been hidden until the Liberation Day, avoiding to be deported to Auschwitz. 

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of Righteous people in the Holocaust

There are numerous stories of rescue of the Jews from the Nazi fury during World War Two, which are still little known or have even remained unknowwn. In this section we feature the tales and testimony sent to the Forest of the Righteous Committee or that have reached our Website from those who want to inform people about a little known or overlooked event when rescue, aid, solidarity and human kindness were expressed in the gloomy times of hatred and persecutions.
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