Photographers Archives: Paolo Bona

Monte Sole (Marzabotto), Bologna, Italy, October 28, 2015. Adolf Hitler said" We must be cruel we must be with quiet consciousness. We must destroy technically, scientifically" those words are impressed on a stone of the entrance wall at the Casaglia cemetery. On the Marzabotto area, situated on the Appennini mountains between Bologna and Florence, the German Nazists special forces SS with the help of Italian fascists, accomplished one of the biggets slaughter against the local civil population of the Second World War, killing 1836 people, including 250 children. Only at the Casaglia cemetery were killed by machine guns and hand grenades 195 people between them 25 children.

Little family of Monte Sole

In 1944 at Monte Sole, on the Bologna’s Appennino mountains, Casetta and Podella were 2 farms producing cereals, fruits and grapes, surrounded by a huge area of wood and chestnut


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