70 years after the nazi massacre

May 04, 2014; one of the most beautiful spring days I have ever seen in Val Pogallo: a narrow, deep valley, with steep walls and thick vegetation.

During World War II Pogallo was the refuge of many brave Partisans.

On June 18, 1944, Pogallo was the scene of the massacre of 18 Partisans, war prisoners slaughtered by the machine guns of  the nazi.

The plate on a stone wall reads: “Of many, we do not even know the name. But we know what pushed them to fight on these mountains. And we know that -one early summer morning with the tall hay perfuming the air- their dreams were shattered, and their ideals were picked up by others.”

6 pictures, in memory and in honor of 18 young men who perished for high ideals, and to free us all.

6 pictures in honor of all those who still strive today, anywhere, with whatever means, against any sorts of injustice.

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Cling to it

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White water today

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Light thru

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An instant twinkle

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Invisible, strong roots

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Thank you

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6 thoughts on “70 years after the nazi massacre

  1. Al di là della bellezza grande delle foto – il bianco e nero sembra essere il volto asciutto della verità – credo che questo sia il punto più alto raggiunto finora dalla tua poesia. Ho avuto un brivido e la pelle d’oca sull’ultimo Thank you. Speriamo che la luce riesca a filtrare nel nostro bosco di oggi, e che qualcuno riesca a passare ai giovani un testimone da portare in alto, arrampicandosi con forza e fiducia fino lassù, in salvo dal precipizio delle idee. Grazie Andrea, hai fatto una grande cosa.

  2. Amazing pictures! Even more amazing knowing what they are dedicated for… I think those who die fighting for liberty have set themselves free…

  3. Molto interessante e significativo. C’è bisogno di tenere viva la memoria per questi orribili eventi… Ne so qualcosa, mio padre è uno dei sopravvissuti di un altro massacro nazista di italiani, quello di Cefalonia (Grecia)…

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