Giulio Prunai (1906-2002) was a lieutenant in the Italian
Navy during World War II. Captured in Toulon on 8th September 1943, he spent
two years in Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Poland. He finally got
back to his home in Siena on 5th September 1945.
His prison diary, written with makeshift means and kept secret from the jailers
for the duration of internment, traces a very clear and detailed fresco of life
in concentration camps: a daily history of hunger, cold, forced labor, violence,
and war crimes.