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As World War II encroaches upon North Africa, Mussolini dictates that the children from this Italian colony be sent to Italy for their protection. The anticipated four-month "vacation" in Italy in the hands of the Franciscan nuns starts in June of 1940 and lasts seven years for eleven-year-old Giovanna Bonifazio and her young brother, Guido.
From the dungeons of a castle in Naples to the Italian Alps and the American occupation of Florence, "Giovanna: Angels in Hell" tells the remarkable true story of a Jewish-Italian girl who grows into a young woman during the tumultuous years of World War II. Faced with incredible obstacles, Giovanna's courage and determination help her overcome the fear of having her Jewish ancestry discovered, the horrors of war, and her own personal struggles.
|Publication Date||September 6, 2006|
|Primary Category||Biography & Autobiography/Personal Memoirs|