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A Brazilian soldier fighting to free his parents' land

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:09 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My grandpa is still alive, at 102 years old, and we had the pleasure of being interviewed for this project in 2022.

A summary of the interview can be found attached to this record.

History

Item list and details

I am attaching pictures of the following items: - Box grenade and the mortar grenade (my grandpa says that he shot around a thousand of these during the war) - Folder of documents with his registry number - Leather belt with holster that he got from a German Lieutenant that was surrendering (the holster has the eagle and swastika engraved) - Two German bullets (9mm) dated as of 1941 and 1943 - Pictures of him in the war in Italy - Letters that he sent home from the war

Person the story/items relate to

Oswaldo Saragiotto

Person who shared the story/items

Thiago Saragiotto

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He is my grandfather

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

Record ID

90260