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BMO / Online campaign - The prison of San Francesco in Parma: the research on the presence of Yugoslavs in fascist prisons is ongoing.

May 9, 2023

At the end of 1942 in the prison of San Francesco in Parma - a former convent converted into a city prison at the beginning of the 19th century - 266 Yugoslav civilians were being held for sentences. The political changes that took place after 25 July 1943 (Mussolini's arrest and the installation of the new government) did not affect the 'status' of the prisoners in Parma in any way, nor did they affect the other Yugoslav prisoners or internees in Italy. During the 45 days of the Badoglio government, none of them were therefore released.
Between 11 November and 19 December 1943, on the orders of the German military command in Parma about 600 Yugoslavs in Parma prison were deported to Germany, where they were sorted into various work camps associated with factories, mainly in the Ruhr region.

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