This is a story about three religious paintings that were made by an Italian prisoner of war for a mud chapel.
The prisoner was Giuseppe Baldan.
Find out how pictures painted on the back of old flour bags gave prisoners hope during World War II.
The paintings were saved from the camp and given to the commander for safe keeping as a token of respect for the humane way he treated the prisoners.
The flour bags formed an altarpiece and depict the Madonna and Child flanked by kneeling angels. They are set against the backdrop of the prisoner of war camp.
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