Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘Degrado Grezzanese’: Tracing the Inexplicable Decline of a Tuscan Village

I have always appreciated the peaceful and, for lack of a better way to put it, wholesome lifestyle of my town, Grezzano. I’d never lived in the country before moving here in 2006, and although it took a while to … Continue reading

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October 16, 1943: Remembering Settimia Spizzichino

‘I want to remember everything about my life, even that terrible experience called Auschwitz. The two years in Poland and Germany, the two winters—and winter in Poland is really winter—it’s a killer, even though the cold was not the worst. … Continue reading

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