Laura Cristin




“Memorie di Fumis Angela 1914-1916”: a family story

Category : around the world Jan 23rd, 2017

Left to right clockwise: "Memorie di Fumis Angela 1914-1916" book 2016; portrait of Angela1914, detail of Tarotensign XII

Left to right clockwise: “Memorie di Fumis Angela 1914-1916″ book 2016; portrait of Angela1914, detail of Tarotensign XII (la)vie by Laura Cristin 2014-15 based on the optical signallers used in the Great War, photo of Angela’s 70 B.day on 10 June 1966 in San Pier d’Isonzo (Gorizia), page from the original diary.

In the last months some relatives-and-not had passed away. So it was good, last December, to have this “Memorie” – a diary of my grandma Angela– printed in 100 copies. According to the wish/interest of my mum Anna (the only daughter still alive), we were kept busy in the last two years, with the transcription of the text featuring the Great War in Staranzano (North-East of Italy) and the profuganza to Intra (Verbania) in 1915-16. The nephew Alice, for the great-grandmother, put it all through, along with my preface and some photo from the family album. This way, the memories will continue to travel. Some copies will be sent to relatives who emigrated in Brazil in 1923. By the way, they kept the original diary as a precious token from Italy, up to 1960.
More in the online version at this link:http://memoriediangela.alicepaviotti.com/