During Mussolini’s dictatorship, Enriques Agnoletti distinguished himself for his fervent anti-fascist stance. After joining the Partisan Resistance movement, he founded the Associazione Federalisti Europei (Association of European Federalists), together with a group of Tuscan intellectuals, including his former university professor Pietro Calamandrei. The members of the association actively promoted the federalist ideas propelled by the Ventotene Manifesto, which is celebrating its 80th Anniversary this month.
Enriques Agnoletti devoted himself to the internationalist and pacifist cause, fighting for nuclear disarmament. Throughout his life, he participated in various initiatives and demonstrations in favour of the peoples fighting for their national liberation. His legacy for social justice lives on today through his archives, inspiring young and future generations from the continent and beyond.
On International Archives Day, the HAEU launches an online exhibition illustrating Enriques Agnoletti’s activity as an anti-fascist militant and passionate European federalist and also participates in the online conference “The Promises of Archives: Exploring Diversity in the Digital Age”, hosted by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library and exploring digital possibilities and audio-visual archives, including the HAEU audio-visual collections.
Visit the online exhibition