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H.S.H. Prince Albert II unveils a bust of René Borghini

On Thursday 22d April 2021, H.S.H. Prince Albert II unveiled the bust of Monegasque resistance fighter and martyr René Borghini during a tribute ceremony organised in the Grand Hemicycle of the National Council.

This ceremony took place in the presence of numerous personalities including the Minister of State H.E. Mr Pierre Dartout, the President of the National Council Mr Stéphane Valeri, the sculptor Mr Denis Chetboune, Mr Jacques Wolzok, President of the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation, and Mrs Michèle Bertola, a member of René Borghini's family.

René Borghini and Esther Poggio, his liaison officer, were arrested in Monaco in July 1944 for acts of resistance, and shot on 15 August 1944 in Nice, as was Joseph Lajoux, another Monegasque hero of the resistance.

The bust of René Borghini will soon be located at the entrance to the Grand Hemicycle.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II unveils a bust of René Borghini