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Italian Premier Pays Tribute to Nazi Victims at Ardeatine Cave, Including 78 Jews

Premier Mariano Rumor paid tribute today to the 335 persons, including 78 Jews, who were murdered by the Nazis in the Ardeatine Cave in March, 1944 in reprisal for the killing of several German soldiers by partisan fighters. Mr. Rumor attended memorial services at the cave. He said the sacrifice for freedom made by the Nazi victims was inadequately appreciated by the present generation. The ceremonies were attended by Rome’s Chief Rabbi Elio Taoff, representatives of the army, the Church and the Jewish community.