Nine days after the queen's letter to the governess, the news came that the second child had died in the Buchenwald concentration camp. From the agony, Elena fainted and fell to the ground, only a maid and Vittorio Emanuele to help herElena of Savoy, the unpublished message of the Queen who in 1945 feared for her daughters Maria and Mafalda
On August 28, 1944, Mafalda di Savoia, second child of the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena, died in the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald.
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ONLY ON TODAY - Queen Elena di Savoi a few days before that terrible date wrote in a note addressed to the governess of her daughters on April 4, 1945, published by Today, on newsstands from Wednesday August 15: 'Dear Nini, can you imagine how sad and worried about not having news of Mafalda, Maria and their children. I always hope in God that this terrible war will soon end ”.
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THE TERRIBLE NEWS - Nine days after the queen's letter to Nini, the news came in the newspapers that Mafalda was dead. From the agony, Elena fainted and fell to the ground, only a maid and Vittorio Emanuele to help her.
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