Christmas 2018 – Italian Christmas past and present and a Christmas witch

We have a look at important events in Italy on and around Christmas as well as explore the traditions, including that of the Christmas witch.

If you would like to donate to charity as a Christmas present, we suggest “Indomiti” a group of young people who have found their voice and place in society thanks to Facilitated Communication.

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Special episode 05 – The massacre of Monte Sole

Between the 29th September and 5th October 1944, the Nazi occupiers of Italy, along with their Fascist allies, rounded up and killed almost 800 civilians, mostly elderly, women and children in the worst single episode of violence against the civilian population in Western Europe. The massacre occurred on the slopes of Monte Sole, south of Bologna.

 

Special episode 04 – 8th September 1943, from infamy to resistance

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the armistice between the Italian government and the allied forces we look at the fateful day the armistice was announced and the consequences for the Italian forces and people.