Civilians rounded up and brutally interrogated in a farmhouse



Civilians rounded up and brutally interrogated in a farmhouse


In a farmhouse, three civilians are being interrogated by soldiers in fascist and nazi uniforms. The prisoner in the foreground is being tortured by strappado i.e. suspending the entire weight of the person on their wrists, which are tied together behind the back. The civilian in the mid-ground is being punched in the face, while the one in the background is being beaten with sticks. A soldier in the bottom right corner is checking a document. A wheel-barrow, two spades and a pitchfork are visible.

Label reads “218”; signed by the author; caption reads “3 FEBBRAIO 1945. PAMPALUNA DI PORPETTO UD. Rastrellamento nazi-fascista si cerca il “Mancino” Romano, nella casa colonica dei Battistella, senza trovarlo. Legano Sante nella stalla ad una fune ad un metro dal suolo appeso per un’ora, sotto le legnate, il nipote Onorio Barbuio era impiccato per il collo fino all’esaurimento, dietro la porta della stalla, Garbuio Sebastiano dietro il pagliaio percosso a sangue”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “Civilians rounded up and brutally interrogated in a farmhouse,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 28, 2024,

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