Nazi Embassy Bombing

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In March 1936, a TNT explosive containing cast iron curtain rod caps was detonated by timer outside the Nazi Embassy in Rome. The explosive was transported to the site inside a vehicle owned by the Rome Zoo.

The Nazi Officials quickly determined that the culprit was Gerard Filippani, despite any evidence to support their claim. The vehicle belonged to the veterinary department of the zoo where he worked, he possessed the keys to the vehicle and photographs were provided to the Nazi Embassy in Rome showing him exiting the vehicle in front of the Embassy building.

Additionally, the Nazi authorities believed Gerard of being a Jewish Anarchist set against the Reich. Thirty-six people were killed at the time of the detonation and over one hundred and twenty people injured, later eight of those injured died of their injuries.

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Nazi Embassy Bombing

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