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L’internata numero 6/Internee n. 6 – The earliest known diary of daily life in a fascist concentration camp. In Fifty years, oblivion had enveloped the story of its author, the woman presented as “Internee n. 6”. The book’s epilogue contributed to obfuscate reality, stating that the manuscript had been found by chance in a hospital ward by an officer of the Allied Army. No one knew who Maria Eisenstein was, where she was from, and whether she had survived the deportations that swept away many Jews detained in Italian camps.

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