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Oral history interview with Gianni Faronato

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.402.15 | RG Number: RG-50.654.0015

Gianni Faronato, born in 1927 in Feltre in Italy, describes his involvement with the Partisans; his arrest by the SS in 1944 and imprisonment in the prison camp in Bolzano; his transfer to Aussenlager Gossensass, where he remained until the end of the war; the last days of the war when he was ordered to burn the documents from the Fascist government regarding the status of Italian Jews; the burning of the Grand hotel Gröbner, the last headquarters of the SS in Italy; returning home in 1945; the aftermath of the war, including how many SS officers got away without a trial; and his life after the war.

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Gianni Faronato
Gerald Steinacher
interview:  2011 May 18
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:41
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