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Two years back, I was approached by the Germanist Wolfgang Straub and the photographer Peter K├Âllerer who were working on a book on the 33 Fascist-era ossuaries and sacraria that were erected by Mussolini’s regime along the front between Austria and Italy to house the remains of Italian World War I soldiers. Elegantly produced, the book came out in late 2020 with the Viennese publishing house Sonderzahl and contains over one-hundred splendid color photographs of
 
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- June 11, 2021


I recently published a short essay on the topic of recent monument wars that places my experience as part of the team that developed BZ ’18-’45 in the northern Italian city of Bolzano in dialogue with the conversations taking place in North and South America over monuments and historical memory. The essay begins: Where do monuments go to die? The question may appear incongruous given the urges that have motivated the making of monuments since
 
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- July 6, 2021
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