On May 30, 1945 the partisans of the IX Corpus Titino entered Trieste proclaiming its annexation. The notorious 40 days were marked with arbitrary arrests is disappearances not only of fascist suspicions, but also of Italians who had not harmed a fly and members of the resistance not aligned with the new communist masters. The withdrawn e deported they never came home swallowed up again sinkholes. It is no coincidence that the resolution approved by the city council recalls “that the terrible Yugoslav occupation, precisely because of its violent nature, was also mentioned in the motivation for the award of the gold medal for military valor of the city of Trieste, in the following significant passage:” Subjected to a very harsh foreign occupation, she proudly suffered the martyrdom of the massacres and sinkholes, not renouncing to actively manifest her attachment to the homeland “. After June 12, the allies will arrive in the city, who with General Harold Alexander had convinced Tito to withdraw his troops.
Trieste is the moral “capital” of the Istrian, Rijeka and Dalmatian exiles forced to abandon everything from the violence of the Titian partisans and the imposition of the communist regime. The National League since 1990 and the Union of Istrians subsequently recall the “liberation” of June 12 every year. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary, a monument was erected, but now the memory of the end of the occupation with the red star of a city that then lived on the edge of the free world is official and solemn.
“The story is written by the winners, but I have always felt a lot of bitterness for the forgetting of the violence suffered by the untouchable Titus – he explains to Giornale.it the mayor Dipiazza – In Piazza Unità d’Italia, in front of the town hall, on May 1st there are still those who celebrate by waving the Yugoslav flags with the red star. So let me wave the Italian flag on June 12 to commemorate the day of the liberation of Trieste from Tito’s troops and from communism “.