Italian-Jewish Nobel Prize Winner Who Defied Anti-Semitism Dies at 103

Algemeiner 12/31/2012

Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian-Jewish winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine who conducted underground research in defiance of Italy’s Fascist anti-Semitism and a Nazi invasion, died Dec. 30 at the age of 103.

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno, who announced her death in a statement, called it a great loss “for all of humanity.”