After Kefalonia. For a history of the memory and captivity of the Acqui Division soldiers

Author/s Federico Goddi, Isabella Insolvibile
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/89 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 145-168 File size 158 KB
DOI 10.3280/SPC2022-089008
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After the armistice between Italy and the Allies on 8 September 1943, the largest massacre of Italian soldiers during the Second World War by German troops took place on the Ionian Islands. The article reconstructs the captivity experiences of the survivors of the Acqui Division through the use of institutional, memoir, diary and epistolary sources. Particular attention is paid to the events of the "double captivity", first in German hands and then in Soviet hands. The analysis of the sources reveals the multiple identity of the veterans shaped within the different "seasons of remembrance" of Republican Italy.

Keywords: Kefalonia massacre, prisoners of War, Italian military internees, Italian prisoners, USSR

Federico Goddi, Isabella Insolvibile, Dopo Cefalonia. Per una storia della memoria della prigionia dei soldati della divisione Acqui in "STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI" 89/2022, pp 145-168, DOI: 10.3280/SPC2022-089008