Bassano del
Grappa, 26 September 1944. The Nazis hang 31 partisans on the street. Each
hanged man dangles from a tree. They are all extremely young, just as the Nazis
and Fascists who perpetrated the slaughter are all extremely young, the
Fascists, former Fiamme Bianche [white
flames], part of the Flak division under the command of an ss officer, Karl Franz Tausch. Not one
of the executors or originators of the slaughter was to be subjected to trial after
the war. Witnesses of this execution included numerous students brought from
schools to see the lugubrious spectacle. Among them was a 17-year-old girl who
attended the teaching institute in Bassano.

Praise the Lord

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