The World is a Prison - Guglielmo Petroni
On May 3, 1944, Guglielmo Petroni was arrested in Rome together with three companions. During the next thirty-three days, he was beaten and interrogated relentlessly by fascist police and the Gestapo while being transferred from one prison or cell block to another. Along the way, he met many other men in the same situation – enduring bug-infested jail cells with little light and little food, unsure of what their futures would be and if their futures would last only minutes more, as they waited to be called by yet another examiner who would decide their fate. Finally, on June 4, Petroni escaped in the confusion of the Allied liberation of the city.
Northwestern university Press