In an interview in the Corriere with Jacopo Fo, son of the comedian and Nobel Prize winner for Literature Dario Fo, I found a sentence with a high concentration of hoaxes.

«My grandfather (railway worker) was a militant of the socialist party. During fascism, he hid documents relating to the partisans inside my father's diapers. He helped many Jews escape to Switzerland: he hid them inside the crates of the trains, which he drove, which contained sand. He removed the sand and stuffed the poor people in.”.

Let's recap. Jacopo's grandfather hid “documents regarding the partisans” in his son Dario's diapers. It's a shame that in 1943 Dario Fo was already 17 years old, and had voluntarily enlisted in the Italian Social Republic (here). In a period in which Jews passed through Switzerland mostly locked inside cattle trucks, heading towards the extermination camps, the future Nobel Prize winner, a teenager but in diapers, followed his father on the trains, who hid Jewish refugees in the “boxes” of the sand, which in reality is not transported in “crates”, but in bulk in special wagons, or at most in bags.

On the centenary of the assassination of Giacomo Matteotti, a socialist grandfather always pulls out of his hat in order to clear the family on the right side of history. It is enough to recall his memory, insert it at the center of the narrative, backdating the future Nobel Prize winner from a teenager to a baby, thus making him incapable of understanding and wanting when he chose to take Benito Mussolini's side.

The new generations need positive anecdotes. Whether they are true, fake, or even decidedly false… what difference Fo?