Killing of individual linked to retreat

Retreating German troops passing through Zenna shot an elderly civilian. It is possible that he had breached an evacuation order or was shot because suspected of rebel activity.

The Signs

Memorial plaque to the Fallen of Castel Focognano during the war of Liberation


Place of placement: Façade of the Town Hall

Date of placement:


The rectangular marble plaque has a thick frame in relief and is set in the façade of the Town Hall in Rassina. It is fixed with four bronze pegs and stands on two feet, also made of marble. At its base there is a votive lamp. The names of 19 dead, both civilians and partisans, are engraved in alphabetical order in two columns.

Personal observations

News and contextualisation


Author: Alessandro Bargellini