Criminal Negligence of the Third Reich
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Murder by Nazi negligence! How
did it happen?
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(CONTINUED … ) In October
1944, Albert Speer's Nazi Todt Organization had secretly requisitioned a train of
loaded with TNT. Its secret purpose would be
to execute the implosion inside LA CHIUSA’s
railroad tunnel after their abandonment of Mussolini’s Nazi-Fascist R.S.I.
By this time the Allies had been in Italy longer than one
year, and the Adige River Valley had become the constant target of Allied aerial attacks along the Brenner road from our family’s town,
Volargne, to the Brenner Pass where bomb-loads had been dropped daily.
During these raids on the Brenner Pass, Allied
pilots took notice of mechanized Wehrmacht units in the vicinity of Volargne, grouped for rail-loading.
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This short 4-minute video (below) is an excellent simulation of the B25 bombing runs
to the Brenner Pass by US Air Corps in 1944.
It was produced and published by Doug Cook & Harry
They created it by simulating the flight directly on Google Earth imagery over a 3D-USGS
What makes this video so excellent is the perfect view of the Adige
River Valley as described and narrated in "The War of Lions." The natural features (mountains and stream)
have not changed since 1944. The communities, instead, are more populated and it shows the new Brenner super-highway
which did not exist in 1944.
Still, what you see in this short
4-minute video are the same communities that existed during the war, including Volargne
(totally re-built), nearby Dolcé, and 'La Chiusa di Ceraino.'
doubt that the 'bird's eye view' originally seen by the B25 pilots had to be almost the same as you'll see
in this video.
Ever since the war's outbreak, the Perantoni
family had been staying in Volargne where Carlo had kept the family's ancestral domicile
since the 19th century.
Volargne is located next to the bountiful Valpolicella wine markets, conveniently situated
on the Brenner Way, and had been the anchor
for our wine export business since 1875.
This is where Carlo, Luigi, and Victor had often stayed during their wine-purchasing
trips from Poland to Italy, but because of the war, the family had been in
Volargne since 1939.
1944 was their 5th
year of extended stay with no end in sight. The Perantoni family had grown to 7 members, which include the
newlywed spouses of Victor and Luigi.
Two other families of relatives stayed in Carlo's tenement.
Below are three images of Volargne in
1) The Perantoni domicile. 2) The riverside business district.
3) Train approaching
La Chiusa di Ceraino.
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In November 1944, the infamous 15 covert railcars, packed to their capacity with multiple
tons of TNT, had arrived at Volargne’s railyard for delivery to Albert Speer's Nazi Engineers.
Neither the Perantoni family nor any of their fellow citizens of Volargne had knowledge of what the 15 railcars contained.
Had they known of its alarming contents they
would not have slept easily.
Sudden & utter destruction! - First of its kind.
Nine months prior to the Atomic bomb!
MURDERED BY NEGLIGENCE OF NAZI ENGINEERS
Carelessness and the imprudent disregard which Nazi Engineers held for Italian
citizens had caused the sudden total destruction of our town.
The secret plan
of Hitler’s Nazi Todt Organization and the negligence of their engineers caused the murder of Volargne’s
school-children, with their nuns and teachers. All this happened in a single instant, while the majority
of adults had been away on slave labor.
The Nazi Todt Organization blamed
the disaster on an aerial attack by the US Air Corps and then reported it as a ‘military accident.’
Instead, it was murder by obvious negligence and disdain for the safety of others.
blood of Volargne’s schoolchildren, nuns, teachers and others is on Germany's hands. To
this day Germany has not apologized.
Albert Speer had been tried at Nuremberg
and received a 20-year sentence for enforcing civilian slave labor in north-western
Volargne di Dolcé had NOT been mentioned at Nuremberg's Trials
– neither for enforcing slave labor – nor for the total obliteration of our town
– and not even for the murders of school children, nuns, and teachers.
about the destruction of Volargne went largely unnoticed, and its records left marginalized due to the difficult final
months of the war’s heightened culmination in northern Italy.
Who are "Hitler's Nazi
Hitler considered them to be his personal organization of great (super-Aryan) engineers. After having conquered
the world, "his" plans (or fantasies) were to use Todt's Nazi Engineers to rebuild
great cities – Berlin, Vienna, Rome, etc. – and he (Hitler)
would be the Great Architect and Creator over all "his" works. Accordingly, "his" Nazi Todt
Engineers would continue to build for "him" even after his death – after which "his
Nazi Engineers" would keep "his visions" updated and they would continue
to implement "his plans" in order for "his successors" to finish rebuilding the
rest of the planet for "him"
according to "his" wishes! (Repetitions intended)
about how Adolf Hitler had furtively managed to take full control of Fritz Todt's engineers in order to achieve his military
Read about why Hitler
put the organization into the hands of his very good friend, the ARCHITECT, ALBERT SPEER, with dreams of making
it the Führer's construction service dedicated to Great Nazi Rebuilding Works.
Read about how ALBERT SPEER would prepare the "Todt Organization"
for Hitler's post-war enthronement as the GREAT ARCHITECT
CREATOR for their shared delusion of Aryan World Domination.
THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF VOLARGNE'S
DESTRUCTION IS WELL
KNOWN LOCALLY ....
... But, its historical
account is largely unknown outside
the local region. It has been highly marginalized at
levels of Italian government. In 1944 it had been ignored
by the world, where
it continues to be unknown today.
However, the account is remembered quite well by the
survivors and by the
descendants of Volargne di Dolcé
MURDERS & DESTRUCTION Swept Under
Volargne and Dolcé
were situated in the Wehrmacht's bottlenecked roadway to the Brenner Pass, between
the Valpolicella wine region and the adjacent Lake Garda region, where Hitler had relocated Duce Benito Mussolini's renegade Nazi-Fascist government (the R.S.I) in the town of Saló,
soon after the Allied landings.
Consequently, our region was targeted in the very 'cross-hairs'
the final Allied offensives. Even newspapers and news reports had
become quite scanty and
highly censured in northern Italy.
Moreover, the completely disorganized
Nazi-Fascist government was falling fast during the Allied offensives – and it had completely
capitulated 5-months after Volargne's destruction – all the while having given not much attention to Volargne's
Then, after the Nazi-Fascist surrender and
the demonic murder of Benito Mussolini and top Fascist leaders, Italy had been in
chaotic shambles without a central government for 13 months.
Specifically, the Allied Military Government (A.M.C) ruled Italy for 6-months – until
September 1945 – and then left the Italian people under the control of local city-governments
with a national infrastructure almost similar to that of medieval Italy! The A.M.C left
orders to hold democratic elections in June 1946 thus, the Italian state continued to remain completely
de-centralized over the following 9-months.
that period many wartime records had been destroyed and lost due to Italy’s obscure and challenging
post-war politics. In short, Italy had no government until June 1946, only chaos!
Twenty months had passed from the day Volargne had been instantly obliterated to the day that Italians held elections and had established a
new republic in 1946. Still even then, a very problematic period of post-war democracy had begun to rule
because Italy's new multi-party republic had to struggle against a large powerful communist influence, causing a deficient
government lacking control.
in Italy hadn't normalized until about 1950.
accounts about Volargne's catastrophy became minimized, and rather ignored. Some accounts referring
to the destruction of Volargne have identified it as having been a result of “war
bombing” – which has caused even more confusion because other historical accounts which specifically address "war
bombings" during WWII in Italy do not include Volargne because ...
... in effect, it had NOT been
It was not the result of bombings! Not at all. Volargne had never been bombed!
In typical bombing runs of WWII, civilians had usually been alerted and took shelter before the arrival of bomber planes.
All the more, some of the worst strategic bombing missions of the period did not produce sudden and utter destruction of towns. The
destruction of Volargne, instead, came without warning and the whole town had been destroyed instantaneously. NOT A
The military engineers of Albert Speer's Nazi Todt Organization
had left their 15 train-cars packed full of TNT completely exposed to the likelihood of enemy fire. It
was an obvious target left conspicuously parked, isolated from other trains, and guarded day and night by multiple
German soldiers. As should've been expected, it had been attacked! Their extremely perilous
train had been detonated by machine-gun fire from war-planes of the U.S. Air Corps on a reconnaissance mission.
SUDDENLY, VOLARGNE HAD BEEN FLATTENED TO RUBBLE, killing at least 64 civilians which included Carlo Perantoni’s
sister, several of our relatives, and all the school children.
MURDERED BY NEGLIGENCE OF NAZI ENGINEERS
The blast also killed an unknown number of Italian and German soldiers and wounded hundreds more. The exact
number of the victims is still unknown. By chance, that morning the majority of Volargne's adults had been
marched off as slave labor to build military obstacles.
|COURTESY: GIANFRANCO POLICANTE & PRO LOCO VOLARGNE
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The explosion was so huge that its power forcefully bounced across the entire Alpine region from foothill
to foothill. Its ear-shattering blast had been heard throughout the entire Adige river valley, throughout the entire
Valpolicella and Lake Garda region. It had been one of the largest explosions on earth prior to the atomic
The headlines in the above newspaper state that "96 percent"
of Volargne’s buildings had been completely destroyed "like it was on Monte Cassino". There,
however, the destruction sustained in Cassino and the fortified Abbey took over four months of bombing and
shelling. In contrast, however, the destruction of Volargne had occurred in
one instant, and the town was no more!
The majority of Volargne's adults,
including the children's mothers and fathers, had been miles away building
military obstacles as slave labor. When the gargantuan explosion was heard, they were promptly
transported back. At their arrival they found Volargne utterly destroyed. The town center, the church, the convent,
and the school had become rubble and dust, they found their homes completely destroyed ...
and they found their children killed!
MURDERED BY RECKLESS NAZI NEGLIGENCE
|Credits: Gianfranco Policante & Pro Loco Volargne
|Courtesy of Gianfranco Policante and Pro Loco Volargne
WHY ARE THE GERMANS TO BE BLAMED? ... AND
NOT THE U.S. AIR CORPS? HOW COULD SUCH A TRAGEDY HAPPEN? HOW COULD AN ENTIRE TOWN BE FLATTENED TO RUBBLE AND THEN
SIMPLY REPORTED AS HAVING BEEN AN ACCIDENT?
The U.S. Air Corps shares NO culpability in this tragedy.
Reconnaissance firing on 15 suspicious cargo train-cars in a rail-yard is nothing more than conventional
Surely, the American pilots had no intention to destroy our nearby town, and the proof
comes with the ill-fated Air Corps' recon mission which had been almost completely doomed by the
unexpected colossal explosion, which above all, killed one of the pilots!
should be noted that 2nd Lt. Edwin Screven Frierson of the 57th Fighter Group/64th Squadron of the 12th U.S. Air
Corps was the unintentional sacrificed American pilot.
was from De Soto, Louisiana. He was only 19 years old!
Frierson's "P47 Thunderbolt" had been taken down by the unforeseen mammoth explosion's surprising huge vortex.
The other pilots made it back to their air-base with damaged airplanes.
Lieutenant Frierson was wearing a pilot's "in case of death" tag which requested
to be buried near the site of impact so that his remains might be easily found by the U.S. Air Corps at a later time.
His wish had been obliged by survivors of Volargne who buried him in the shade of a cherry tree near the rail-yard
where his P47 had fallen.
Accordingly, later his squadron recovered his remains.
Air Corps pilots had NOT acted with negligence.
the deliberate endangerment of a civilian population is clearly against the 1929 Geneva Convention.
As a matter of fact, the endangerment of innocent civilians is a top violation of
the Geneva Convention's highest protocol!
Hitler's Nazi Todt
Engineers had deliberately violated the Geneva Convention protocol, causing murder and destruction.
SPECIAL CREDIT is given to Mr. MARCO FARAONI, attorney who
in 2012 published
an extraordinary research book titled "Missione 2662" subtitled (translated) "The Disaster of Volargne from Allied Military Documents." Details about 2Lt.
Frierson have derived from his book.
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