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Tragic Tales of Tuscany at Zablocki Branch with Paul Salsini

By MPL Staff on Nov 3, 2017 8:04 AM

Tragic Tales of Tuscany


Wednesdays, November 8, 15, 22
6:30-7:45 pm
Zablocki Branch
3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Award-winning local author Paul Salsini will read and discuss three powerful books he has written about incidents that have terrified people for the last 80 years in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany.



Wednesday, November 8: The Massacre at Sant’Anna di Stazzema
As the Nazis fl ed Italy in 1944, their scorched-earth tactics resulted in a massacre in a tiny village in which 560 people were slaughtered in four hours. It was the second-worst massacre in Italy during World War II.

Please note that the final two programs in the Tragic Tales of Tuscany series have been canceled for Wednesday, Nov. 15 & 22 at the Milwaukee Public Library Zablocki Branch. Please visit our web calendar to view our current list of events at

Wednesday, November 15: The Flood of Florence - cancelled
In 1966, the Arno River overfl owed its banks killing more than 100 people and damaging or destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. It is considered the worst flood in this historic Renaissance city since 1557.

Wednesday, November 22: The Monster of Florence - cancelled
From 1968 to 1985, Florence was paralyzed by a serial killer who slaughtered eight young couples in lovers’ lanes. Although various arrests were made, no one has ever been convicted of all of the murders.

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