Book Presentation by Dr. Carlo Gentile

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Carlo Gentile will present his book Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Partisankrieg. Italien 1943-1945. The presentation will begin at 7 pm and take place in the Visitor’s Center.

Seventy years ago, on September 8, 1943, Italy announced its unconditional capitulation. In German-occupied Italy more than 70,000 persons lost their lives in the partisan war between 1943 and 1945, including some 10,000 civilians who were killed in massacres and hostage shootings by the occupiers, events today associated with the names Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Civitella in Val di Chiana, and Marzabotto. These events are deeply etched in the collective memory of postwar Italy. Members of the Dachau SS, such as the head of the guard troop Max Simon, were involved. Carlo Gentile spent a decade working as an expert at war crimes trials and is more recently known for his criticism of the senior prosecutor in Stuttgart who in 2012 ordered the closing of the last case against those accused of involvement in the SS massacre at Sant’Anna di Stazzema.

The presentation begins at 7 pm in the Visitor’s Center; admission is free of charge.