Tullia Zevi, a pillar of Italy’s Jewish community and an ardent anti-fascist who spent the war years in exile in Switzerland, France and the US , died Saturday. She was 91.
Zevi, the only female president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities and the longtime vice president of the European Jewish Congress, died in Rome, current union president Renzo Gattegna said
Condolences poured in from Italy’s president, prime minister and politicians of nearly every stripe who praised her tireless defense of Jews and warnings about the current threat of anti-Semitism.
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