Letter written by Italian WWII prisoner delivered after 72 years

45 Caliber

45 Caliber

2016-02-09 16:43:18

A letter written by an Italian while interred in a German prisoner of war camp has finally been delivered to his family after 72 years.

The letter was written by Ferruccio Pasin, an Italian military officer who was captured in Lancenigo in late 1943 by Axis forces and sent to a military internment camp just south of Berlin along with other Italian prisoners. 

From this camp Pasin sent a postcard home to his family to let them know he was still alive and asking them to 'not worry' about him. 

The letter never found it's way to Pasin's family, having became lost sometime after arriving in Treviso in 1944. It was only recently that the letter was rediscovered after a researcher found it in the post office archives.

With the help of local post office workers who knew the Pasin family the letter was finally able to be delivered to Feruccio Pasin's younger brother Mario.

Ferruccio survived the war after grabbing onto a train bound for Verona and walking the 148 kilometers home to Villorba.

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