Mario Carrara, l'erede di Lombroso che non giurò fedeltà al fascismo - Mario Carrara, the heir of Lombroso who did not swear allegiance to fascism

  • Franco Capozzi Università di Torino
Parole chiave: Mario Carrara, Cesare Lombroso, Criminal anthropology, Fascist oath


This paper traces a scientific, political and biographical profile of the Jewish forensic scientist and criminal anthropologist Mario Carrara (1866-1937), Cesare Lombroso’s son-in-law and scientific heir, known for having refused to sign the fascist loyalty oath imposed upon all university professors in 1931. Particular attention is devoted to the significant role that Carrara played within the antifascist milieu of Turin and to the close relationships he established with leading members of the antifascist organization Giustizia e Libertà in the 20’s and 30’s.

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