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This is one of the main street of this quiet town at almost seems dormant at times, but suddenly something very terrible has happened.
Massacre (=Strage) in Genzano di Lucania
This year 2011 in Genzano di Lucania there
won’t be any joy for Christmas, no matter which way you look at it, it does not
look good. Christmas is supposed to be a peaceful and happy family gathering,
and everybody should cherish the company of their friends and close relatives;
but this year in Genzano di Lucania this will not happen, and if some people
will be able to put aside what has just happened in Genzano will be a small
This is the crime scene at Christmas eve 2011
When such terrible things happen just at
Christmas Eve one should be forgiven to thing that there is no God, otherwise
why God let this horrible things happen one may ask for good reasons?
Here are some links that show how the local
media reported this crime, they are of course written in Italian as this is the
native language of the place.
A meno di 24 ore dallatragediache il 24
dicembre ha sconvolto Genzano di Lucania dove Ettore Bruscella ha quasi
annientato una famiglia.
What has happened
Listen! My heart
cries to hear this horrible news; you see this is the town that I came from and
I have always thought that nothing violent would ever happen it this friendly
town where everybody knows everybody, so to thinking of murdering people in
this town is impossible, but that was/is until today, because today has
happened something so horrendous that has changed everything, as a triple
murder has happened, and it has happened just on Christmas Eve, so what sort of
Christmas will the inhabitant of Genzano have this Christmas?
I am afraid to say,
but this Christmas will be a very said one for most Genzanesi, just to think
that one of their own has killed three people, it is incomprehensible one can
only think and say that the killer has lost his mind, what else can it be?
The killer is 77
years old that means that he is an old man and he should have known better but
he didn’t. I have to say that I have talked to the killer a couple of times
when I were in Genzano about thirty years ago and he seemed all right then, but
when I think about it I have always known that he was a man that would easily
turn to violence; So what sort of man is he one may ask?
He is a skinny man
of average height very alert and sensitive, he was/is lame I don’t know exactly
why or what happened to him when he was young, but somehow I know that he was
usually restless even when he was a kid, and as the story goes he peeked up one
of those unexploded petard too soon after it fell, but the petard exploded and
so he was wounded and became lame. He happened to do that because he belongs to
a family that are specialized in firework, and that is why he happened to be
there when that unexploded petard fell. Notwithstanding this incident he
continued to work at the family fireworks factory and this is what he has
mostly done all his life, except perhaps when he migrated to Australia for a
few years in the seventies, this is how I can describe this heartless killer,
You see I have
migrated to Australia from this Genzano town when I was young, and I am still
in Australia today, therefore we are wondering today to which family the victim
belong, there are too many Menchise families in this town, so we wonder whether
we can be related to them, there are no description on the Italian news for us
old Italians to understand that, you see we would like to see written the names
of the parents of the victims, so that we could recall who they are, or a given
name that some families have, or perhaps even where they lived or their farm
possessions, just to give us a better idea who they are. So we who are away
from our native town are left wondering about this fact of life.
Anyhow I am going
to publish what I have written already, and by doing that I will be informing
my countryman what has happened, and I also hope that some of my countryman
will let us know a few more details about this terrible event, so that we may
learn the facts as they are.
Who are they?
Who are the
victim’s relatives we wonder?
(I would like to
edit and add this discussion to my hub)
As I have already
said above, for lack of more detailed information, at this stage we don’t know
exactly who the victims are, even though we know their names, we don’t know to
which family they belong, they could even be some of our relatives who know.
For us that have been away from our native town of Genzano for 50 years or
more, it is near impossible to figure out who the victims are, just by using
what we have learned from the Italian news, but we would like to know anyhow,
so, I and my wife who is also from Genzano have tried to assume to which family
the victims could belong, so at the moment we have assumed that the victims may
indeed be some distant relatives, I am saying distant as they may fall in that
category when we start thinking that we are not related anymore because the
link is too far back.
Although I am a
Menchise I believe that they are not related to me because of this name, But
they could be related to me in a different way. For instance I assume that the
victims could be related to me in this way on my mother side, starting from me
and working my way back I can see; me, my mother, my grandma and my grandma
parents Ceruzzi, from here I could go forward to the present generation of the
victims. So, from my grandma parents Ceruzzi who had a large extended family including
my great uncle Leonardo who had I believe a son Gerardo who once was vice mayor
in the town of Genzano in the fifties and a daughter Marietta who married a
Menchise and had a family including Leonardo Menchise who is the husband and
father of the victims, this is what we believe they are. I wonder how close we
are to the truth.
Here I have to say
again that this is only an assumption, or a discussion if you like to call it,
that we have had in order to find out who they are?
One more shock
What we have
written about above took place in December 2011 and that was really shocking,
but for Genzano di Lucania that quiet town in Southern Italy the trouble are
not yet over, as there is another murder in June 2012.
An old lady aged 75
was found dead from one of her relatives, who was wondering why she did not
return to Rome, when she had rung them and said that she was returning, anyhow
this person went in her house and found her dead.
This is what was
reported from the Italian and local media, unfortunately these reports are
written in Italian, anyhow these are the links: ( quanto
Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno)
(Update (28/06/2012)- È statofermato
dai carabinieri) Stopped by the
Carabinieri (Carabinieri is the old way the police were called when there was
the monarchy in Italy, today the monarchy is gone but the name remains for this
type of police force.)
the police have stopped this Tunisian, who is the prime suspect and he was
living near the house of said old lady murdered and he was about to move or run
away from Genzano. Check the link below:
The reasons for this murder are not yet known, but this is
another horrible murder, as she was raped and violently beaten causing death,
perhaps it was a robbery gone wrong for a start, but who knows?
At this point of time one should
question some other reason why this has happened, since the murder is this
Tunisian that broke free from the prison during the civil war in Tunisia and
Libya. One should really ask whether it is wise to allow all these refugees
freedom on the Italian soil, and whether they should be restricted. Until the
authorities make sure that they are real refugees that the war has forced them
to flee their country of origin.
Anyhow, this is all we are going
to write in this hub for the time being, until something else comes up about,
Genzano di Lucania murderous happenings, or something else that could be
reported in a hub like this. So now, let us go back to talk about more
attractive things in Genzano.