Unpunished Massacre in Italy How Postwar Germany Let War Criminals Go Free

In the spring of 1944, Nazi troops massacred hundreds of Italian civilians in the Ardeatine Caves near Rome. After World War II came to an end, however, the German government did little to track down the perpetrators. At the time, both Rome and Bonn were more interested in politics than justice.
Italian civilians are arrested in Rome by German troops following the partisan attack on occupying soldiers in Via Rasella a day earlier.

Italian civilians are arrested in Rome by German troops following the partisan attack on occupying soldiers in Via Rasella a day earlier.

Foto: Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-312-0983-03 / Foto: Koch/ März 1944
Translated from the German by Josh Ward
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