Shalom from England, Genners
I am compiling a book of life stories from survivors or their relatives of Ferramonti di Tarsia, Italian internment camp, Calabria. These wonderful stories - short or long - have been written by the survivors themselves or their offspring who are sharing the remarkable lives of these courageous people who arrived in Calabria in the 1940s often after tortuous journeys and experiences en route that fill me with wonder. So far I have about 25 of these incredible stories, along with photos supplied by the survivors and/or their families. I am coming to the end of this book - maybe there will be a second volume at a later date - but I want to give a final call to anyone who wishes to share their family story about their period of internment in Ferramonti to please email me. All I ask is that the story is written by the contributors in English, and emailed to me for editing before the end of August 2021. There is no cost involved in inclusion. Thank you to all who have already sent their incredibly heart-warming and moving stories.
My late father, David Ropschitz, born in Galicia, was in Ferramonti. His autobiographical novel based on his 3 year internment was published in a separate book last year (Italian translation just completed and publication planned for next year).