Sant’Anna di Stazzema

Sant‘Anna di Stazzema is a small italian village near Lucca. 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 one of the most cruel atrocities 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

Enrico Pieri, survivor

Enio Mancini, survivor

Sant' Anna di Stazzema

Natalina Bottari, survivor

Nicola Bardalacchi, guerrilla fighter and survivor

Found objects from victims