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01/05/1947 Portella della Ginestra massacre


Portella Della Ginestra

The Portella della Ginestra massacre was one of the most violent acts in the history of modern Italian politics, when 11 people were killed and 27 wounded during May Day celebrations in the municipality of Piana degli Albanesi. Those held responsible were the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano and his gang.
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    • Essentials 

    • Preceding events 

    • The massacre 

    • Denouncing the massacre 

    • Challenging Giuliano 

    • Viterbo trial 

    • Witnesses disappear 

    • Theories 

    • In the arts