Court Convicts Ex-Nazi

Today history has been made in Italy. It has been over 60 years but a former Nazi office has been convicted due to his actions. Alfred Stork was found guilty due to the Kefalonia massacres where thousands of Italian soldiers were killed. After the fall of Benito Mussolini and the armistice with the Allies German troops began massacring Italian soldiers in September 1943. It is believed that between 3,000 to 4,000 men were killed during this five to seven day period in occupied Greece. Stork was in charge of an execution squad that murder 120 offices including General Antonio Gardin. Not since the Nuremberg Trials in 1949 when two officers were convicted has this happened. Even though this is only a symbolic conviction it gives people a sense of closure. Being able to receive justice for a family member that was brutally attacked and murdered is a step in the right direction. This action shows that Italy and certain families are still broken from World War II but are willing to try to mend old wounds. 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/t/story/italian-court-convicts-nazi-wwii-slayings-20612799?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Ftablet%2Fs%3Fp%3Ditalian%2Bnews%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-hrtab-901

 

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One thought on “Court Convicts Ex-Nazi

  1. judithgarcia says:

    Buona sera Jonathan,
    Grazie mille per il tuo post. I found it very interesting and I think that it is certainly important that justice is being done even if late. I also believe that it must have been emotional and especially significant for the families after these many years!

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