Partisan ‘Napoli’ being tortured

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Partisan ‘Napoli’ being tortured

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A man is tied to a wall with blood dripping from head wounds. Two soldiers in green and black uniforms are threatening him with weapons. One is shouting and pointing to a bludgeon, whilst the other soldier is kneeling down pointing a rifle at the man.

Inscriptions read “208”; signed by the author; caption reads “GENNAIO 1945. I MARTIRI DI PALMANOVA…legato grondante sangue, ma con l’occhio scintillante l’eroe fissa i suoi carnefici con disprezzo “come ti chiami” gli grida il carnefice “Napoli” risponde l’eroe, “sei partigiano” “sì” freddo e fiero esce dalla sua bocca, “quale attività svolgi”. A questa domanda il piccolo Napoli raccoglie in un supremo sforzo, tutte le sue esauste forze, ed ergendo la sua povera e macciulenta [sic] carne, a monito solenne contro i traditori del popolo, risponde: “sono gappista”, chi sono i tuoi compagni urla il fascista, “sono napoletano e non li conosco”. Quattro colpi di mazza lo abbattono, ma ha ancora la forza di balbettare “porco”. Immediatamente il piccolo martire, viene passato alle torture piu raffinate e crudeli “Napoli” si contorce, spasima, invoca la madre lontana ma non parla. Una scarica rabiosa lo abate, l’aureola del martirio cinge la sua fronte; e papa Garibaldi lo accoglie nel cielo degli eroi”.

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PFilliputtiA16010081

Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Partisan ‘Napoli’ being tortured,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/170.

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