Sant’Egidio on pilgrimage to the places of the Nazi massacre at Monte Sole, remembering the victims of all warsEuropeHistorical memory
In September 1944 almost 800 people were massacred here in a few days.
A group of the Community of Sant’Egidio of Rome went on a pilgrimage to the places of the Nazi massacres at Monte Sole, near Bologna. On Starting on September 29th 1944 German soldiers and SS massacred nearly 800 people in a few days, among them 216 children, 316 women and 142 elderly, perpetrating the largest massacre of non-Jewish civilians during the war.
Later the Community visited the cemetery where the inhabitants of the village where slain, and where Giuseppe Dosetti, by his own will, is buried. There, a wreath was placed at the foot of the cross.