May 12, 2012 Posted by admin The War Years: 1939-1945 A painting that Gino and Adriana had done on their honeymoon in the Italian Riviera. An autographed card given to Giorgio Goldenberg by Gino Bartali during one of his wartime visits to Fiesole. The Santa Marta Boardinghouse in Settignano where Giorgio Goldenberg lived for a period of the German occupation. The main courtyard at the San Damiano monastery where Father Niccacci was Father Superior. The Convent of San Quirico where a number of Jews were hidden during WWII including several members of the counterfeit doucument network of which Bartali was a member. The exterior of the luxury apartment building that was converted into a treacherous makeshift prison and used by the Fascist brigand, Major Mario Carità during World War II. Commemorative plaque outside the Terontola train station, which reads “Here Gino Bartali, great cycling champion, stopped many times during his Florence-Assisi training trips, in the years 1943-1944, to help the victims of racist and ideological persecution during the Second World War. Gold Medal for Civil Merit from the President of the Italian Republic.” The printing press in the Brizis’ stationery shop in Assisi used to make counterfeit identity documents for Jews and others during World War II.