Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Today, remembrance of the "Foibe"

Today is the Foibe's remembrance day. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, the foibe were tortures that lasted until the '50s, done by Tito's Yugoslavs on the Italian population.

Particulary, there is one girl, Norma Cossetto, whose story is one to be remembered. It's just one story among thousands, touching and horrifying, just like everyone else's.

Norma was a student at the University of Pavia, she was 23 years old, when she was kidnapped by the Yugoslavs and put in a prison, were she was repeatedly raped by seventeen guards. Then her breasts were badly damaged, and the rest of her body slashed. She was thrown in one of the foibe, deep holes in the ground from which the name of these tortures came. In fact, the prisoners were usually tied together and put at the edge of the foiba. The first was shot, so all the rest fell into the foibe alive, and there they died.

Norma's story was reported by other prisoners who survived, and was then honored by the University of Pavia.


1 comment:

  1. I hate such stories. Mainly because the victim is dead, authorities waste no time in giving medals and awards. What use is that to the poor girl?

    In Islamic States women need FIVE FUCKING male witnesses to verify a rape as a rape (of course when a girl is gang raped - it's a consensual act). My question is what are the five men doing WITNESSING the rape instead of stopping it?

    My question always goes unanswered.

    ~ Jaded16.
    (Don't knock. Jaded16 is always home)