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Memoria e Ricerca

The Italian occupations in the Balkan area during the Second World War: Representations, visual memories and pictures of violenc

di Adolfo Mignemi
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 20 (2005), p. 57

The present study is based upon an impressive collection of documents. It investigates two layers between photography and violence. The first one presents the photograph as a mirror of the terrible acts perpetrated by the Italian troops in the Balkan. But the photograph constitutes also as a very part of the violent act itself. As a matter of fact, horror just exists as a set-up and is justified only when commemorated by the snapshoot, which appears as the trophy to commemorate violence.