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La Saponificatrice di Correggio e il maresciallo magliese che la arrestò: un libro-verità


È uscito in queste settimane il libro “Leonarda Cianciulli, la Saponificatrice”, scritto dal giornalista Fabio Sanvitale e dallo psicoterapeuta Vincenzo Maria Mastronardi, ed edito da Armando Editore. Un grande dossier su una delle leggende metropolitane più famose della storia italiana, quello della Saponificatrice di Correggio, la donna che negli anni a ridosso della seconda guerra mondiale venne accusata di uccidere, saponificare o fare dolcetti delle sue vittime (tre donne: Faustina Setti, Francesca Soavi e Virginia Cacioppo). Il libro esplora infatti in lungo e in largo le vicende che videro protagonista la Saponificatrice, Leonarda Cianciulli, a partire dal suo trasferimento a Correggio fino alla morte, avvenuta presso l’ospedale psichiatrico di Pozzuoli, nel 1970, per ictus cerebrale. C’è per la prima volta, in questo scritto, il rovesciamento della credenza popolare relativa a questa donna, cioè che la Cianciulli abbia fatto veramente sapone delle sue vittime: molte delle cose che ancora si narrano sulla prima serial killer donna italiana sono infatti false, e per questo gli autori del libro tentano di ristabilire la verità di quello che accadde anche attraverso la testimonianza dell’unica testimone oculare ancora in vita, la domestica Nella Barigazzi. Racconto lucido e avvincente, l’opera accenna poi, seppur in minima parte, a un protagonista salentino della vicenda che sconvolse l’Italia del dopoguerra: si tratta di Salvatore Toma, maresciallo dei carabinieri magliese, ma di stanza a Correggio, che andò a sostituire un approssimativo predecessore e che arrestò la Cianciulli. E, come a testimoniare che niente è come sembra, se la Saponificatrice è vista a torto da molti come la donna che uccideva per dar da mangiare ai figli preservandoli dalla guerra in arrivo, persino la corruzione del Sud diffusa nell’immaginario collettivo trova in questa storia materia per una sconfessione: Toma, meridionale, seppe infatti prendere le redini di un caso che era tutt’altro che facile, garantendo risposte precise a una piccola comunità sconvolta da atroci delitti dietro cui si nascondevano la fame di denaro e l’arrivismo personale. “Leonarda Cianciulli, la Saponificatrice” è sicuramente un libro da leggere, sia per la scorrevolezza del suo stile, sia per i contenuti appassionanti: un giallo in piena regola che si innesta nel tessuto di un’Italia ormai assuefatta alla violenza della guerra, in cui l’orrore della cronaca è solo un caso cui la gente sembra non far quasi caso.

Angela Leucci

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