Scientist Mario Alemi left for Germany as corruption investigations dug deep into the Italian political system, and he remembers looking at his home country during this eventful period from abroad. One week before he left for Germany, the Italian lira was devalued during the European Currency Crisis. He remembers understanding how profound the political crisis was when he saw a headline in Italian daily paper la Repubblica implicating Socialist leader Benedetto “Bettino” Craxi.
Date of Story: March 1992
Location of Story: Marburg, Germany
Location: London, UK
Date: 11 February, 2016
This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel, il fischio finale (The Final Blow).