Sold for a Fistful of Lire – Saturday, February 16, 2019

Menno Huizinga [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

In the wake of World War II, many European children were sent to the United States and elsewhere because of widespread poverty in their homeland. At the age of nine, Nick Lombardo and his two younger sisters were taken from their father’s farm leaving behind his ten-year-old sister.

Nick and his sisters were sold and taken to the United States to be brought up in this country. Many years later, their older sister set out to find her missing siblings. The film My Brother, My Sister, Sold for a Fistful of Lire documents her riveting and poignant journey as she searches for her long lost family. Nick, an Arizona resident, will be present to answer questions following the film.

Nick Lombardo

Due to the length of the film (90 minutes), there will not be a short program this month. We will, however, play the Relatives Around Me app before starting the film. If you need a refresher on how it works, read our blog post Are We Related? Find out on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Our general meetings are free and open to members and non-members alike.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Truly Nolen LTC
436 S. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
Parking is free

1 Comment

  1. PCGS Admin | | Reply

    There is a 1999 New York Times review of the film on Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=_E350jJ-Ui4C&lpg=PA105&ots=fY3wtI7n4p&dq=my+brother+my+sister+sold+for+a+fistful+of+lire&pg=PA105&fbclid=IwAR2iMyTfpgc5uphvXV2CUm3yF1adzTLLtRpIvg5dnE0YN6Usmo0ATsM-gAE#v=onepage&q&f=false which gives a little more information about the back story. Don’t be discouraged over the review, genealogists will love it. And Nick will be there to fill in any holes left about his own story.

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