Corleone

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Corleone

Postby figaro66 » 02 Apr 2012, 01:19

Looking for any photo's or history about the town Corleone in the 1800's. How was life for my Ancestors back then.
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Re: Corleone

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Apr 2012, 03:23

May need to use a webpage translator if you don't read Italian, but here are links to the history of Corleone and to fotos.

http://www.comune.corleone.pa.it/storia.html

http://www.comune.corleone.pa.it/museo.html

Short history in English :-)
http://www.palermotourism.com/datad/com ... .asp?id=17


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Re: Corleone

Postby carinthiangirl » 13 May 2012, 18:03

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corleone
...Im 17. Jahrhundert verarmte die Bevölkerung auf Grund der erdrückenden Steuerlasten der spanischen Herrscher und die Stadt verlor immer mehr an Bedeutung. Im 20. Jahrhundert geriet Corleone durch die Machenschaften der Mafia immer wieder in den Mittelpunkt des öffentlichen Interesses.
...In the 17th Century impoverished the population due to the crushing tax burden of the Spanish rulers and the city lost more and more important. In the 20th Century came through the machinations of the Corleone Mafia always at the center of public interest.
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In der Gegend Corleones bildete sich ein besonders gefährlicher Clan der Mafia, der viele Mitläufer hatte. Einige der führenden Mafiabosse wurden hier geboren, die bekanntesten sind Salvatore Riina (auch bekannt als Totò Riina) und Bernardo Provenzano.
Viele Mafiosi wanderten nach Amerika aus, um dort ihre Geschäfte weiterzuführen. Im Kampf um die Macht in der Stadt Corleone wurden nach dem 2. Weltkrieg an die 300 Morde im Auftrag des Clans begangen.
Am 11. April 2006 wurde Bernardo Provenzano, Kopf der sizilianischen Mafia, nach über 40 Jahren auf der Flucht in der Nähe Corleones festgenommen. Die Stadt erklärte daraufhin den 11. April zum Gemeindefeiertag und benannte eine Straße um in Via 11 Aprile (Straße des 11. April).
In the area of Corleone a particularly dangerous Clan of the Mafia was formed, who had many followers. Some of the leading Mafia bosses were born here, the most famous being Salvatore Riina (also known as Toto Riina) and Bernardo Provenzano.
Many gangsters immigrated to America to continue their business. In the struggle for power in the town of Corleone after the 2nd World War II was committed to the 300 murderson behalf of the clan.
On 11 April 2006, Bernardo Provenzano, head of the Sicilian Mafia, was arrested after 40 years on the run near Corleone. The city then declared the 11th April for holiday village and named a street into Via 11 Aprile (April 11th streets).
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corleone
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Re: Corleone

Postby figaro66 » 18 May 2012, 09:02

Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.
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