Lidia Valeriani, Montecavolo di Quattro Castella 23.01.1923 - Reggio Emilia 17.12.2014. Starting from 1939 she became active in »Soccorso Rosso«. After Mussolini’s fall, on 8 September 1943, she took part in demonstrations and assisted disbanded soldiers. Lidia Valeriani organized the strike in Montecavolo and consequently became a victim of persecution by the fascists. She then fled in the province of Modena, working with the »women support groups«. From March 1944 she joined the »2nd Division Modena lowlands« of the 35th Garibaldi Brigade »Walter Tabacchi« working as a secretary of the headquarters. She took care of both dispatch rider and military tasks until the Liberation. She was awarded a Silver Medal for Military Valour.
interview team Istoreco ERA-Group
camera team Pulse-team
date of interview 2006-12-18
That’s what the partisan struggle was about. Fourteen months more or less, constantly: these actions, these deaths.

Lidia Valeriani (1923 - 2014)

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1939 - 1945: Montecavolo di Quattro Castella (Italy)

resistance groups
Soccorso Rosso, 35° Brigata Garibaldi »Walter Tabacchi«