Ferramonti

Salvation behind the barbed wire

It’s July 1940, Italy. A young Polish-born Jewish doctor, rendered stateless by the racial laws of 1938, is unable to flee the country. Henry Raupner is arrested and transported to Ferramonti Concentration Camp in Calabria, destined to become the largest internment camp for Jews in the whole of Italy. This autobiographical novel written by Henry in 1982, takes the reader back to WW2 to experience life behind the barbed wire of Ferramonti, its freezing winters, scorching summers, malaria swamps, hunger and uncertainty. Above all, Ferramonti becomes the salvation of 3,000 Jews escaping the clutches of the Final Solution.

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