Italian and German SS, along with men disguised as partisans, round up civilians at Paluzza

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Italian and German SS, along with men disguised as partisans, round up civilians at Paluzza

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A mountain village is engulfed in flames and the civilians are being shot by soldiers. In the foreground, a man has been shot point blank in the face. Some civilians are holding their arms in the air in surrender and one man is trying to run away.

Label reads “128”; signed by the author; caption reads “CARNIA. Nel pomeriggio del 22 Luglio 1944. SS tedesche e italiane circondano Paluzza e unite a falsi partigiani procede [sic] di casa in casa al rastrellamento. Sotto gli occhi dei loro famigliari 4 uomini sono ridotti in fin di vita con bastonature, calci, morsi, pugnalate. Dopo il sacheggio il reparto ubriaco di sangue e di vino prende la via del ritorno, seminando la strada di altre vittime.”

Caption translates as: “Carnia. On the afternoon of 22 July 1944, the German and Italian SS surrounded the village of Paluzza. Together with those who disguised as partisans, they proceeded with the sweeping, inspecting every house. Four men were beaten half to death in front of their families. They got kicked, bitten, and stabbed. After the raid the unit, drunk with blood and wine, returned home, leaving behind other victims.

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010058

Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Italian and German SS, along with men disguised as partisans, round up civilians at Paluzza,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/147.

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