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Object ID

2014.1.482

Object Name

Card, Souvenir

Date

2012

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Description

Front: Illustration of Gino Bartali in yellow shirt titled, "Sport Kings Gum."Back: Information printed in green.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Gino Bartali was a much beloved champion cyclist who had won the Giro d'Italia three times and the Tour de France on two occasions. A devout Catholic with strong moral convictions, he risked his life to help Jews living in Italy. A messenger in the military, he transported identity documents for Jews, as well as distributed money from a Swiss bank account to Jews in hiding in Florence. He hid his friend Giacomo Goldenberg and his family in his own apartment, and then in a nearby basement. For his selfless heroism he was declared Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Israel in 2010.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Keywords

cyclist, bike, Italy, Florence, Switzerland

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Collectable Card of Gino Bartali

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