An interview with Father Francesco Brondello
The priest who helped Jewish people
A contribution to a deeper understanding of what happened to the refugees from St.-Martin Vésubie and the network of assistance that helped many of them to survive is offered in this interview conducted a group of students from the Istituto Tecnico per Geometri “Guarino Guarini” in Turin (Luigi Gentile, Andrea Ragno, Christian di Potenza and Andrea Pozzi, overseen by Professor Antonella Filippi). The text forms part of a wider work presented to the annual “Concorso della Regione Piemonte” on themes of contemporary history. We should also note that Father Brondello was declared “Righteousness amongst the Nations” on 2 September 2004, in a ceremony at the synagogue in Cuneo.
ANED would like to thank Professor Antonella Filippi for authorisation to publish this interview on our site. Printing and duplication of the text for scholarly use is permitted, but commercial use is prohibited.
Interwew (PDF, 69 Kb)