Alessandra Mussolini, the famous dictator’s Benito Mussolini granddaughter, asked Italian police to conduct an official investigation after at an online auction on E-bay, was put on sale blood and brain samples from his grandfather.
Alessandra Mussolini, also a famous right-wing militant, told the press in the peninsula that she was outraged at hearing the news that parts of her grandfather’s body were put up for sale. The original price for the parts of brain was 15,000 euros, but until now, nobody has been able to buy them. E-Bay’s representatives said that on their website is banned the sale of human parts, and the auction was closed a few hours after it was posted. The dictator remains were stolen from the hospital’s autopsy room in Milan shortly after his killing, at the end of World War II.
“I was informed that pieces of my grandfather’s brain along with several other blood samples are for sale. Such things must end once and for all”, said the politician. After being shot along with his young mistress Claret Pettacci, Mussolini’s corpse was hanged by a group of antifascist demonstrators in a gas station on the outskirts of Milan. After autopsy, the corpses of the dictator were returned to the family and buried in 1957 in Predappio, his hometown. Soon, Predappio has become a pilgrimage destination for nostalgic fascism, and a place to sell trinkets, shirts, lighters and bottles of wine, all with the effigy of the famous dictator.