Lucy Salani , the only Italian transsexual who survived the Nazi concentration camps , has died . The activist was almost 99 years old .
The founder of the Sentinelli (anti-racist movement) and Lombard regional councilor Luca Paladini gave the news. Born as Luciano Salani in Fossano, in 1924, she had grown up in Bologna as a homosexual man .
Anti-fascist, after having deserted both the Italian and the Nazi fascist armies, she was deported to Dachau in 1944 .