- Edward Focherini
Layman in the diocese of Carpi, Italy. Married, a father of seven, who worked as a journalist. Focherini provided Jews with false documents so they could escape Nazi death camps by emigrating to Switzerland. Arrested by the Nazi authorities, he was sentenced to a concentration camp where he later died. Martyr. In 1969 he was proclaimed a Righteous Gentile by Yad Vashem, the official Israeli Holocaust memorial.
- 27 December 1944 in Hersbruck concentration camp, Nürnberger Land, Germany from an untreated leg infection
- 15 June 2013 by Pope Francis
- beatification recognition celebrated at the Piazza Martiri, Carpi, Modena, Italy, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Odoardo Focherini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2012. Web. 12 February 2016. <>