Her maternal grandmother sent her grandfather to visit. He was semi-paralyzed and needed to use a wheelchair but when taking him out the youngsters in the neighborhood made fun of him. Walburga talked back to them, making up her mind that she would attempt to fight injustice as she could.
Walburga’s mother remarried. (Her parents had divorced.)
Walburga joined the partisans in Northern Italy, traveling with hidden messages underneath her tongue in order to swallow it in a moment’s notice. She also carried and delivered weapons. Her step-father, mother, and sisters went to Switzerland. By the end of the year, Walburga left for Switzerland and worked with a group of Italian partisans there, coding radio messages for an espionage organization.
September 2: The war ended; however, Walburga continued to participate in resistance activities.