Memorial Massacre Sant'Anna di Stazzema

On August 12, 1944, retreating SS men rounded up 560 villagers and refugees — mostly women, children and older men — shot them and then burned their bodies.

This massacre was carried out by the 2nd Battallion of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 35 of 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS, commanded by SS-Hauptsturmführer Anton Galler.

The village itself was also destroyed and after the war, only part of it was rebuilt.

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