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Terror In Tuscany: WW2's hidden atrocities

Terror in Tuscany

Forgotten atrocities

Terror in Tuscany

Forgotten atrocities

In scores of towns and villages across Italy, you'll often come across a monument or plaque dedicated to locals who perished during WW2. Commissioned by CNN International's long-running doc strand World's Untold Stories, our story investigates a series of civilian massacres deep in Tuscany's hinterland and the quest to bring those responsible to justice more than half a century later. For us, it was an opportunity to share a largely unknown chapter of Italy's history, and how Italians experienced a war being waged in their own backyard, that even today remains deeply embedded in the public's consciousness. For more backstory, click on any of the videos below.

Channel: CNN International

Read Gia's companion article on cnn.com

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On Location in Tuscany with Gia Marie Amella

Survivor Enzo Panzieri meets with local schoolchildren

Procession commemorating San Pancrazio's atrocity victims

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