Sant Anna Di Stazzema Massacre
The Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre is basically a World War II incident, an atrocity if you will, in the village of Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Italy. Back in 1944 on August 12, when the German SS was retreating, men of the II Battallion of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 35 of 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division ReichsfÃ¼hrer-SS, commanded by SS-HauptsturmfÃ¼hrer Anton Galler, herded almost 560 villagers and refugees â€” mostly women, children and older men â€” shot them and then burned their bodies. In the aftermath of the massacre, the village was only partially rebuilt and stands today as a memorial.
Miracle at St. Anna – The Movie
Film director Spike Lee is not effectively battling a huge controversy in Italy with a movie about black American soldiers fighting on the side of, along with, Italian partisans in World War Two.
The members of the resistance group that fought against the Nazi occupation of Italy have taken issue with “Miracle at St. Anna” priot to the movie’s release in Italy. They are distributing protest flyers and accusing Lee of distorting history.
No history movie ever goes down without a protest because for every incident there is a right way, wrong way and director’s way of showing things.