Resources to learn more:
Aitala Family Papers, The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Coll. 697.
“A Tragedy Revealed: The Story of Italians from Istria, Dalmatia, and Venezia Giulia, 1943-1956,” by Arrigo Petacco (author), translated by Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd ed. edition (April 4, 2005). (Toronto Italian Studies).
“The Spoils of War: The Tragic History of the Istrians. How Tito’s Communism Finally Destroyed A People,” Chiara Bertoglio, Mercatornet, February 8, 2016. (A very good article about the Istrian people during World War II.)
OmniAtlas: Historical Atlas of Europe – An essential website to understanding the ever-changing national borders through significant periods in history.