A blog from World War 2

August 1944

  • August 2, 1944

    Siren.

  • August 4, 1944

    It’s been raining for five days and today it’s even cold out. It seems like November, we never get to see any sun. What did we do to deserve this?

  • Sunday August 6, 1944

    Today we finally saw some sun and it was even warm out. I went to Mr. Schumann’s home in the afternoon and we went out for a walk together, since it was sunny. While we’re walking, I saw Domenico Minchella. We say hello and the three of us walked together, we talked with Mr. Schumann […]

  • August 9, 1944

    Yesterday and today were very sunny days, but not for the entire day, that is rare here. Tonight, around 8:00 frightening thunder started, after a few minutes it was pouring rain. At 1:00 in the morning, the siren went off, we got up and ran to the shelter. Luckily it only lasted an hour and […]

  • August 15, 1944

    Today is the Feast of the Assumption. We had to work like we do every day. We’ve finally witnessed what summer is like in Germany, it’s been warm for four days and we’ve even seen the sun. I wonder if my little family celebrated this holy day, I hope they’ve received my letters. I wonder […]

  • August 16, 1944

    The siren goes off at 11:00, we go to the shelter but luckily it’s over by 11:30.

  • August 20, 1944

    It seems summer has begun in Germany, the weather’s nice and warm. While I’m taking a walk, I run into Mariano Desantis, who came from Moosach where he lives. Together, we went to eat at the same hotel I always go to. After, he came to see where I live. Tonight, around 10:30 while we […]

  • August 27, 1944

    Tonight, Agostino, Francesco D’Angelo, and I bought some meat and macaroni with the Marks we had saved up for two weeks. We had them cooked at a hotel near the factory I work in. The macaroni was like glue and the meat was not good. After dinner they had to go back to Fasanerie-Nord, where […]

  • August 29, 1944

    It started raining this morning, it’s now 10:00 at night and it’s still drizzling. It looks like summer has already ended. Even the weather is punishing them!

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