Frediano Sessi

A narrator, essayist, editorial consultant and translator, he was born in Torviscosa, Udine in 1949. His main areas of investigation are the study of the Shoah and the Resistance. After his studies in Italy and abroad, he began his collaboration with cultural magazines, such as "Il piccolo Hans" and "Alfabeta". He started working as a consultant for Einaudi in the late 1970s, for whom he would later edit translations and essays on the theme of Jewish persecution under the Nazis. He brought the definitive editions of Anne Frank's Diary and Hilberg's monumental essay "The Destruction of the European Jews" to Italy. He later directed the "Gli specchi della memoria" series for Marsilio, and contributed to the cultural section of the "Corriere della Sera". His novel "L'ultimo giorno" (1995) won the Premio Hemingway, and together with Renato Sandri and Enzo Colotti, he edited the "Dizionario della Resistenza" (2001-2006) for Einaudi. Among his most recent works are "Mano nera. Esperimenti medici e resistenza nei lager nazisti" (2014) and "Auschwitz. Guida alla visita dell'ex campo di concentramento e del sito memoriale" (2016, with Carlo Saletti).

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