Mario Maturi

  • 1923: Born in Rome, Italy
  • July 1943: Enlistment in the Italian army and deployment to the occupying forces in Greece
  • September 8, 1943: Ceasefire with the Allies
  • September 14,1943: Imprisonment by the Germans, deportation to Berlin as an Italian military internee
  • Housed in a camp on Lilienthalstraße in Tempelhof, then at a school
  • Forced labour as a mason in bunker construction for the Wehrmacht, later also for a newspaper, probably the “Völkische Beobachter”
  • 1944: Transfer to a penal camp in Rüdersdorf near Berlin
  • Beginning of 1945: Forced labour on fortifications
  • February 1943: Clearing rubble in Dresden
  • April 1945: Liberation and return to Rome
  • 2005: Visited Berlin
  • Mario Maturi died in Rome.