Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory, and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome / Edition 1

Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory, and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome / Edition 1

by Alessandro Portelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403962081

ISBN-13: 9781403962089

Pub. Date: 11/08/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

On March 24, 1944, Nazi occupation forces in Rome killed 335 unarmed civilians in retaliation for a partisan attack the day before. Portelli has crafted an eloquent, multi-voiced oral history of the massacre, of its background and its aftermath. The moving stories of the victims, the women and children who survived and carried on, the partisans who fought the Nazis,…  See more details below

Overview

On March 24, 1944, Nazi occupation forces in Rome killed 335 unarmed civilians in retaliation for a partisan attack the day before. Portelli has crafted an eloquent, multi-voiced oral history of the massacre, of its background and its aftermath. The moving stories of the victims, the women and children who survived and carried on, the partisans who fought the Nazis, and the common people who lived through the tragedies of the war together paint a many-hued portrait of one of the world's most richly historical cities. The Order Has Been Carried Out powerfully relates the struggles for freedom under Fascism and Nazism, the battles for memory in post-war democracy, and the meanings of death and grief in modern society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962089
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/08/2003
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Oral History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction PART I Places and Times Twenty Years: Fascism and Its Discontents Acts of War PART II Resistances Via Rasella The Massacre PART III A Strange Grief: Death, Mourning and Survival in Rome Politics of Memory Born Later

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