Article published on 5 May 2008 in the Canadian newspaper The Daily Gleaner, reported to us by Antonio Busatto
In the 1940s, the community of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, in the province of Treviso, guided by their priest Mons. Oddo Stocco, hid approximately 50 Jews in their homes, thus saving them from deportation to the Nazi death camps. The article includes the testimony of Esther Bem, who recalls fleeing from Yugoslavia when she was 11 and finding shelter with her family in San Zenone, under the protection of the local population.
In 2007 the people of S. Zenone conducted historic research to reconstruct this story with documents and eye-witness accounts.
historic research (in Italian)
The Daily Gleaner article (from Canada)
Gardens that honour Oddo Stocco, parish priest at San Zenone degli Ezzelini
Oddo Stocco, parish priest at San Zenone degli Ezzelini is honoured in the Garden of Yad Vashem.