Between September 29 and October 5, 1944, many small villages and houses in the area of Monte Sole (the towns of Marzabotto, Monzuno, Grizzana), Italy became a theater of slaughter. Located at a strategic communications juncture, Monte Sole was decimated by Nazi SS troops and Italian Fascist forces as part of a campaign of terror towards the end of the war to suppress partisan resistance. Up to 770 people, mostly women and children, were killed.
Now converted into a nature park, this silent and peaceful landscape pays testament to the terrible violence against civilian populations in this region during World War II.
The Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole promotes training and peace education projects, non-violent transformation of conflicts, respect for human rights and peaceful coexistence among different people and cultures, and a society without xenophobia, racism and any other kind of violence towards human beings and their environment.Home »