Massimo Teglio

History of the Teglio Family

The Cornish Pilchard Industry

Catching Pilchards

Salting Pilchards

Pressing Pilchards

Packing Pilchards

Exporting Pilchards

The Teglio Family and Polperro

Guglielmo Teglio of Plymouth

Massimo Teglio and the Jews of Genova


The Pilchard Works Newlyn

Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing

Thorn Gent Family Home Page

The biography of Massimo Teglio is recorded in Alexander Stille's book "Benevolence and Betrayal". I bought a copy very reasonably second hand on the internet through the Bibliofind site, now part of Amazon. It was cheaper bought with my credit card from the States, than buying a copy in England.

In outline, Massimo was the family rebel: not industrious, besotted with aviation, married to a non-Jew. During the Second World War he became something of a Scarlet Pimpernel, working under an alias and with false documents to save other Jews, smuggling them to safety in Switzerland.