|Mario Seghieri in his home, just outside San|
Salvatore in the Comune of Montecarlo.
“We children were the lookouts,” Loretta said, “We would alert the adults by calling for Maria. When they heard us shout that name, they would hide themselves.”
Mario and about 20 other men had to hide silently in the attic of Casone Marcucci (the actual name of what Lucy and I call the Seghieri house). There was a secret passageway into the attic, covered by a wardrobe. Once the Germans searched the house, including the upper bedroom, but they didn’t look behind the wardrobe.
|In memory of those who died in World War 2 from|
Montecarlo and the surrounding areas.
“We were starving. We had almost nothing to eat. During the German occupation and then the bombing, we hadn't been able to plant our fields. No one was working because we were afraid for our lives.”
For more interviews with Mario and Loretta, read:
Memories of Fascist rule unpleasant for Mario Seghieri and family
Mario Seghieri recalls his youth while still going strong after 91 years