Sant' Anna di Stazzema

Sant' Anna di Stazzema is a small village near Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. On August 12, 1944, retreating SS-men rounded up 560 villagers and refugees - mostly women, children and older men - shot them and then burned their bodies. The massacre is considered as a major atrocitiy of world war II. Survivors keep commemoration and established a memorial site.

Tuscany, Italy

SZ-Magazin 1999
The village square in front of the church where german SS-personnel burned the dead bodies The village square in front of the church where german SS-personnel burned the dead bodies   Enrico Pieri, survivor Enrico Pieri, survivor   Natalina Bottari, survivor Natalina Bottari, survivor   Sant' Anna di Stazzema Sant' Anna di Stazzema   Enio Mancini, survivor Enio Mancini, survivor   NIcola Bardalacchi, guerrilla fighter and survivor NIcola Bardalacchi, guerrilla fighter and survivor   found objects from victims found objects from victims

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