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Italian anti-fascists in the Netherlands, a meeting in Amsterdam

Antifascisti italiani nei Paesi Bassi, incontro ad Amsterdam
Antifascisti italiani nei Paesi Bassi, incontro ad Amsterdam

“Vocie nascoste (Hidden Voices)”. Italian anti-fascists in the Netherlands: Angelo Agosti (1900-1985) and Luciana Rescia Bokma (1902-1995)” is the title of a meeting to be held on 10 December (2.30 pm) at the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam, organised together with the 1001 Italianen/Culturissma Foundation.

For a long time, the role of Italians in the Dutch Resistance, especially that of women, remained little known. This event focuses precisely on the two anti-fascist figures in the Amsterdam region. The stories of Luciana Rescia Bokma and Angelo Agosti will be reconstructed based on family testimonies and (audio-visual) material from private archives. Researcher Daniela Tasca will present the story of Angelo Agosti with the testimony of his daughter Stella. At the same time, journalist Noemi Prent will tell the story of her great-grandmother Luciana Rescia, together with her daughter Luisa Bokma. There will also be a musical interlude by Carla Regina (voice) and Carol Ruiz Gandia (piano).

The researcher Daniela Tasca, the initiator of the “1001 Italianen” project of the 1001 Italianen” of Culturissima Foundation in Amsterdam, has brought to light facts and characters from a neglected part of history. During the scheduled event, she will present the results of a research carried out with the support of the Mediafonds of Haarlem. The Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam is looking for stories of Italians in the Netherlands during the Second World War: it is therefore launching an appeal to support the initiative and invites people to write to: