02 January 1933

At Surgery Room

Rodolfo Liscia

Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi
Adolfo Liscia, head of surgery at the Livorno hospital, on 2 January 1933 was engaged in an operation to remove a tumor. His teenage son Rodolfo films some moments of the intervention. Liscia, of Jewish origin, had specialized thanks to a long study stay in Berlin, where, at the end of this month, Hitler will be appointed chancellor. The 9.5mm shots of the Liscia family, set between their villa on the seafront in Livorno, their trips to Rome and Abetone, will stop abruptly at the end of the summer of 1938, with the announcement of the contents of the racial laws in Trieste during a speech by Benito Mussolini in Piazza Unità d'Italia.