Growing up in wartime Italy: Floriana Betello-Panozzo

Floriana Betello was a young girl when Italy joined the Second World War on the side of the Germans. Here she tells a story of fascism, war and her eventual migration to Australia. There she married Virgilio Panozzo, whose own story of helping escaping prisoners of war is told in this Escape Stories section, entitled Letter of Valour.

Please open the pdf to read Floriana’s story of courage and survival.


Floriana Betello-Panozzo