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Majda Mazovec 1920 - 2015

The Slovenian student in Padua, who became a courier of the Resistance to save civilian and military refugees.

Majda Mazovec and Father Placido Cortese

Majda Mazovec and Father Placido Cortese

Mazovec Majda was a Slovenian student from Lubjana, who was studying medicine in Padua (Italy). After having visited the Chisanuova Camp, where she was looking for a cousin, Majda started collaborating with Father Placido Cortese and the FraMa Resistance movement during the years of the Nazi-fascist occupation of Northern Italy. After the Armistice, she risked her life by operating as a courier between Lubjana and Padua to transport documents, letters, food and clothing that were useful for the clandestine organization to rescue Jews, refugees, victims of political and military persecution. At the end of the war, after graduating in medicine, she returned to his country, where she became a highly esteemed cardiologist.

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