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  • How one Italian village helped raise a child

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 19, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Castilenti, a remote Italian mountain village, will be pulling out all the stops to welcome Gertrude (Gerti) Goetz and confer an honorary citizenship on the Los Angeles resident on Saturday evening, July 28.

    The first time Gerti saw Castilenti was back in 1940. She was 9 years old...