Dall’URSS alle Brigate Internazionali: Ugo Citterio e i sogni di una generazione

Autori

  • Elena Dundovich Facoltà di Scienze Politiche di Firenze

Abstract

Dall’URSS alle Brigate Internazionali: Ugo Citterio e i sogni di una generazione

Employing the recently opened former Sovietic archives, the Author tells us the story of an Italian worker, Ugo Citterio. He was born in 1900 and in 1922 entered the PCI (Italian Communist Party). For his political activity he was arrested in 1932 by the Fascists and in 1934 decided to escape to France, and from here was sent to the URSS the following year. In 1937 his request to go to Spain for fighting in the International Brigades was accepted, and in October he entered the Garibaldi Brigade. After the war he returned to the URSS, and there he was arrested in 1940, accused of being a trostkist, and sent to a gulag, where he died in 1943. In Ugo Citterio’s story we see reflected all the dramas that have affected not only his life but all last century’s: the birth of Communism, Fascism, the Spanish Civil War, the myth of Stalin and the URSS together with the tragic reality of its millions of victims.

Biografia autore

  • Elena Dundovich, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche di Firenze

    Elena Dundovich, dottore di ricerca in Scienze Politiche, è assegnista di ricerca presso la Facoltà di Scienze Politiche di Firenze dove collabora con la cattedra di Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali e di Storia dell’Integrazione Europea. Fra le sue pubblicazioni: Tra esilio e castigo. Il Komintern, il PCI e la repressione degli antifascisti italiani in URSS (1936-1938), Roma, Carocci, 1998 e, con altri l’edizione di Reflections on the Gulag. With a Documentary Appendix on the Italian Victims of Repression in the USSR, Annale della Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, 37, 2001.

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Pubblicato

2003-07-22

Come citare

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“Dall’URSS alle Brigate Internazionali: Ugo Citterio e i sogni di una generazione”, Spagna contemporanea, no. 23, pp. 59–75, Jul. 2003, Accessed: Jun. 20, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://www.spagnacontemporanea.it/index.php/spacon/article/view/507