BZ ’18–’45: One Monument, One City, Two Dictatorships
This book is about BZ ‘18–’45. One Monument, One City, Two Dictatorships: an exhibition at the Monument to Victory, Bolzano-Bozen, which was first opened to the public in July 2014. It is a companion to the exhibition, telling the story of Marcello Piacentini’s much-debated monument, erected by the Fascist Regime between 1926–1928. It looks at some of the key events from between the First and Second World Wars, both national and global, showing how they impacted locally on everyday lives. There are illustrations of the sometimes difficult social relations, arising from such an uncomfortable territorial legacy. It also shows how this legacy has been a part of the ever-changing social and political life; since the second-half of the twentieth century, right up to today.