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Italy: Giliana Berneri lives October 5, in Florence. Second child of Camillo & Giovanna Berneri, sister of Marie Louise Berneri.
A family affair, antifascists & anarchists, the whole lot of them.
Giliana studied medicine in Paris, & specialized in pediatrics. Militant involved with the French anarchists with her companion Serge Senninger. Invovled in efforts to save Sacco & Vanzetti from state execution, she also participated in numerous initiatives & conferences with many intellectuals, such as Albert Camus, & collaborated on the newspaper "Le Libertaire".
Giliana Berneri was also involved in various campaigns, such as the laborious & complicated liberation of a companion, Ernesto Bonomini, from the concentration camp of Toulouse & his exile to the US.
Giliana dropped out of the movement in the 1950s, & eventually donated all the papers, documents & books from her father & her family, to Aurelio Chessa.
Giliana Berneri died in July 1998.
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