Amnesty International Pioneer Dies
Ginetta Sagan, 75, a courageous member of the Italian Resistance during World War II and who later helped establish Amnesty International, died of cancer in San Francisco on Friday, reports the Associated Press. During the war, Sagan supplied clothes and food to political prisoners in hiding and helped some 300 Jews escape to Switzerland. Captured by fascists (who tortured her) in 1945, Sagan never betrayed her fellow resistance members. She herself finally escaped thanks to two Nazi defectors.