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SHELTERED. Second World War: the Abruzzo people for the Indian soldiers

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the occasion of the XIX Contemporary Day, MAXXI L’Aquila hosts a meeting, conducted in a workshop format , with the artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.
Focusing on his project The Unremembered: The Italian Campaign , the talk weaves together the stories of the descendants of the Abruzzo families who helped soldiers from the Indian subcontinent, enlisted in the British Army, survive during the final years of the conflict in prison camps in Abruzzo ( Avezzano). The sacrifice and tenacity of the Indian soldiers is an extraordinary story, largely forgotten and never told in history books.

With curator Maria Teresa Capacchione and local historian Alessio De Stefano  with descendants of some of the families who sheltered these Indians.


MAXXI L’Aquila
Abruzzo Italy
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