19.06_26.08.1945 – Andrea Botto


Danilo Montanari, 2014
Hardcover, 18×27 cm
80 pages, color and b/w photographs
Italian text

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‘This book was created in memory of the return journey from the Nazi prison camps, made by my grandfather from June 19 to August 26 1945, crossing Europe vertically from northern Germany to Tuscany, and is dedicated to all the Italian Military internees who shared this terrible experience with him.

The images were collected on the web in July and August 2010, typing the year and the names of the cities crossed during the journey, keeping the links to the original files, listed at the end of the book. The documents are taken from my grandfather’s small notebook, his passport and letters, and they are reproduced in colour, on a 1:1 scale, hand-bound after an artificial ageing process. My grandfather, Primo Benedetti,

died on Memorial Day.’ – Andrea Botto

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