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Exiles in Fossalon

Exiles in Fossalon

Autore: Guido Rumici
Anno di pubblicazione: 2008
Casa editrice: Edizione A.N.V.G.D. Gorizia

The complicated events of the Italian Eastern border have come back in the spotlight of national public opinion during the last years and the exodus of the population of Istria, from Fiume and Dalmatia has been remembered in many different ways by the main mass-media.
Several new works have been added to the already published works, but there are still some
grey areas concerning peculiar aspects of Julian-Dalmatian events and particularly  the arrival of the refugees to the reception places.
The land reclamation of Fossalon was chosen as settlement location for a group of refugees who came away after the London Memorandum of 1954 from the “Zone B” of the Free Territory of Trieste. The Italian Government accepted the project of the National Institution Tre Venezie focused on arranging several hundred families who have left the rural zones of Northern Istria.
This work, in its brevity, has the purpose to give a first input to the knowledge of the settlement of the refugees in Fossalon, with the purpose to add a further element to the variegated and vast mosaic of the Julian events of the second post-war period and particularly during the Forties and Fifties that have changed the structure of a whole region.

Guido Rumici (1959) is a professor of Business Economy and publicist. Scholar of EU law and of International Organization at the University of Genova. Researcher of History and regional economy, he is author of several articles and essays about the history of Venezia Julia and Dalmatia. He won in 1998 the seventh edition of the Carbonetti Award with his writing “Istria 50 years after the great exodus” and in 2001 the Tanzella Award with “Italian school in Istria”.
In 2001 he published with Mursia “Brothers of Istria” where he has defined the story, the condition and the opportunities of the Italian of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia from 1945 to the present days. In 2002, again with Mursia he published “Infoibati (people who died in the foibe. The names, the places, the witnesses, the documents” where he has reconstructed the whole story of the massacres occurred on the Eastern Italian border during World War II and in the post-war period, considering also many documents, often unpublished, coming from Yugoslavia, England and Italy.
In 2005 the book “A village in the storm: Pedena 1943/1948”, a work focused on the German occupation and the post-war period in a place of the inland Istria. In 2006 he published “Stories of deportation”, a collection of witnesses given by survivors to the Yugoslavian prisons.

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