(ANSA) – TURIN, NOVEMBER 24 – Leone Ginzburg’s archive finds a home in Turin. Letters, manuscripts and documents, kept by the family until today, are entrusted to the Polo del ‘900 Foundation, home to historical institutes and archives of 20th-century protagonists such as Primo Levi, Piero Gobetti, Gaetano Salvemini, Franco Antonicelli and Giorgio Agosti. Among the documents, the correspondence between Leone and his wife Natalia Levi, before and after the marriage, a notebook from 1921 and an unpublished short story from 1925.
“We had no doubts about the decision to make: our father’s papers – said his son Carlo – had to be kept in Turin and the Polo del 900 is the ideal institution. My father had a deep bond with this city, the nickname what his friends had given him ‘the Russian from Turin’ is eloquent. In his intellectual formation, the Liceo d’Azeglio first and the Faculty of Letters later played a decisive role. These papers will make a not irrelevant documentary contribution”. Carlo Ginzburg said that “The reorganization of the archive has begun and the times won’t be very long”, while for the unpublished material he spoke of contacts with Domenico Scarpa of the Centro Studi Primo Levi for publication.
“We will do a job of sharing and enhancing this material which we will treat with great respect” assured the director of the Polo del 900, Emiliano Paoletti.
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