11. January 1944

Hinrichtung von Gian Galeazzo Ciano

Execution of Italian fascist politician Gian Galeazzo Ciano by his own father-in-law, Benito Mussolini, after a show trial because Ciano had agreed to the removal of Mussolini in the Fascist Grand Council. Curt Bloch addresses these events in the poems Apology of a Father-in-Law and Solve the Ridddle.