Thursday, April 12, 2012

Terror in Tuscany: World War II Atrocities

Terror in Tuscany: World War II Atrocities will be shown at the Niles Public Library on Wednesday evening, May 2, at 7 p.m. when Gia Marie Amella, an award-winning producer, presents her latest film.

The 2011 documentary recounts one of the forgotten chapters of World War II. On June 29th, 1944 German SS troops stormed the remote Tuscan village of San Pancrazio brutally murdering 73 people. By the war’s end an estimated 15,000 Italian civilians would become the unwitting targets of the Nazi campaign of violence.

Produced in collaboration with CNN International, Terror in Tuscany., features remarkable eyewitness stories of San Pancrazio’s massacre survivors and their decades-long quest for healing and justice.

Ms. Amella is a director, writer and producer based in Chicago and Montevarchi, Tuscany. A former Fulbright Fellow, she is the recipient of the 2011 Public Service Award from the National Immigration Council and the 2007 Impresa Award from the Joint Committee of Italian Americans. She is the co-managing partner of Modio Media, LLC.

Admission to the program is free but advance registration is required either in person at the library’s Information Desk or via the Niles Library web site at or by calling 847-663-1234. Registration closes on May 2 at 7 p.m.

The Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton Street, is located at the northeast corner of Oakton Street and Waukegan Road. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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