South Tyrolian literature

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Historical Background

The story of South Tyrol is the story of migration, transnationality and ethnic conflict. It comprises a geographic area in the north of Italy (the autonomous province of Bolzano, which together with Trentino makes up the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) whose now-ethnic Austrian minority became “Italian” under forceful occupation after World War I as one of the problematic “unsettled settlements”. Fascism brought more extreme unsettlement for the former Austrians, now torn between a superimposed cult of Mussolini and enforced Italian patriotism, on the one hand, and relief promised by migration into Nazi-occupied German territories, on the other. Following a brief moment of post-war hope, a period of extremist terrorism and bombings at the hands

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Citation: Eckert, Elgin. "South Tyrolian literature". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 June 2017 [, accessed 29 May 2024.]

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