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The Napoleonic Era

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The year 1848

The defence of Trentino's italian character

The partecipation of the Trentino population in the wars for national unification

The monument to Dante

World War I

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The Resistance

The path toward autonomy

In Trentino, after the establishment of the Alpenvorland (operations Zone in the Pre-Alps) which physically placed the provinces of Bolzano, Trento and Belluno under direct German dominion, the choice of opposing the occupants became an especially difficult and risky one.

Indeed, the control imposed by the Gestapo and by the SS over the civilian and military population was very rigid, and only a few partisan formations managed to put together a military organisation capable of fighting against the German enemy and of involving large sectors of the population.

The main partisan bands operated in the areas around Tesino, Rovereto and Altopiano di Folgaria, in the Fiemme Valley, in Lower Sarca and at Riva del Garda, as well as in the Non and Sole Valleys.

This armed struggle was flanked by those who chose less epic but equally important and courageous forms of civilian resistance.

Trentino Resistance fighters paid a very high and surely excessive and disproportionate price compared to their actions: evacuations, massacres, prison and torture.

 

Massacred. The ultimate istants of the partisans murdered at Malga Zonta, 12 agosto.

Massacred. The ultimate istants of the partisans murdered at Malga Zonta, 12 August 1944.

 

 

 

Resistance. Poster recording the partisans' struggle (Mario Degasperi, charcoal drawing, 99.5x70)

Resistance. Poster recording the partisans' struggle (Mario Degasperi, charcoal drawing, 99.5x70)

 

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