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ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE PARTIGIANI D'ITALIA

The Associazione Nazionale Partigiani D'italia (National Association Of Italy's Partisans), or ANPI, was founded in Rome in 1944, while war still raged in the north of the country. 

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It became a charitable foundation in 1945 and has been staffed and driven continuously since then by dedicated anti-fascists who refuse to allow Italy to forget both the men and women who rid Italy of Nazis and fascists. 

Membership of the association is open not just for Italians, but any citizen that declares themselves anti-fascist and especially those who fought against Nazi Germany, were imprisoned or deported during the war years. 

Between 2006-2009 the organisation had an influx of younger members, pushing its membership to over 100,000 members and associate members. 

Every two years the ANPI hold a festival of music, debate, art and literature to bolster and enthuse the ideals of antifascism. 

The bread and butter of the organisation’s work is to keep alive and record the memories and reflections of partisans that helped liberate Italy and to provide education to young Italians to keep learning from history so that it may not be repeated.

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