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Celebrative Sticker #114: IRNERIO CERVELLATI

What would have happened if the Second World War and the Nazi-Fascist madness had not clipped the wings of many young people in the most varied disciplines? Even, perhaps above all, sports ones. Someone could become a champion, in cycling, for example. He could have competed with Bartali and all the other greats of the period, the solidarity sticker Celebrative Sticker #114 is dedicated to Irnerio Cervellati.

Irnerio Cervellati was born in Crespellano (Bo) on 8 January 1917. The Cervellati family owns a small farm in Calcara, on the outskirts of Bologna, where since 1943 the partisans have sometimes stopped to spend the night, helped by the family, parents Carlo and Clementina but also the three children: Irnerio, Idro and Stella.

Before the war, Irnerio helped his father by making deliveries, a good opportunity to get on his beloved bicycle and ride quickly through the streets of the Bolognese countryside. Anyone who sees him pass cannot fail to notice him, his qualities are there for all to see, so much so that many consider him a runner. So it becomes natural for Irnerio to try to participate in some races between Emilia and Tuscany, where he also returns as a winner, despite the presence of much more experienced athletes who will be able to make themselves known in international races such as the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.

The needs of the Cervellati household do not allow them to give much space to leisure and sport, when even the 5-year-old youngest brother, Idro, decides to get into the saddle, the war decides for them.

In December 1944, Irnerio Cervellati was taken by fascists and the SS. from home together with the other men of the family and deported with final destination the Gusen-Mauthausen concentration camp. Irnerio Cervellati died on 2 April 1945, and his father and brother also never returned.

In 1946 the Calcara Sports Union organized the first edition of the Grand Prix for the Fallen for Liberation, and the Calcara gym was dedicated to the Cervellati brothers.

Thanks to the Cervellati Morselli family for the photographic archive. Fumetto Card #35, masterfully designed by Mabel Morri, was also dedicated to the story of the Cervellati cycling brothers.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again.

IRNERIO CERVELLATI
Celebrative Sticker #114 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 100 copies
from 1 to 100

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
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How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-100, copies available 88/100)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to institutions, schools, cultural and social realities as a method to raise awareness and always keep historical memory alive.


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