The perpetrators

The individual biographies on our website offer insight into the socialization, careers, and dispositions of some of the persons participating in the massacres in Italy. An additional focus is on the path their lives took following the war.  

In collective profiles, we treat the structures and contexts of the military formations in which the German soldiers served. The formations discussed here are the ones exercising violence against Italy’s civilian population to an extraordinary degree. We offer an overview of their composition, their embedding in the Nazi regime’s military apparatus, and their deployment in the Second World War, with special focus on their time in Italy.


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