Survivors of Camp 59 is dedicated to the memory of Allied servicemen who were prisoners of war at Campo 59 in Servigliano, Italy, during World War II.
Recorded here are accounts of the experiences of the men who survived their stay at Servigliano. This site also serves as a memorial to those who perished in the camp or in their effort to escape.
This site contains many accounts of bravery of the Italians who risked their own lives to protect the escaped prisoners.
A plaque installed by the local council in 1993 at the site of the prison camp explains:
“After the Armistice of September 8, 1943, 3,000 Allied prisoners escaped through the opening they had dug on the west side of this camp. They will forever be grateful for the immediate and courageous generosity shown by the Italian people.”