Last Letters of The Manouchian Group February 21, 1944

Spartaco Fontano

Source: Philippe Ganier Raymod. L'Affiche Rouge, Fayard, Paris. 1975;
Translated: for by Mitch Abidor.

The Italian anti-fascist Spartaco Fontano wrote to his mother.

My dear mama:

I know that among everyone, you will suffer the most, and it’s to you that I send my last thought...I joined the Army of Liberation, and I die as victory arrives. Such was my destiny. I'll soon go before the firing squad with my 23 comrades. My personal affairs will be sent to you by the prison. I'm keeping papa’s sweater so that the cold doesn’t make me shiver....