San Sabba - the seaside factory that became a concentration camp

1943, October. The men of action Reinhard had completed their work in Poland. The death camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka were dismantled and the witnesses killed.
"You are transferred immediately to Trieste for antipartisan combat" and there they would open San Sabba, death and transfer camp for the Jews, death and torture camp for the freedom fighters of the area. This is the story of a small camp that had an immense impact on a city, its history and its cultural and social texture. This is in memory of the individuals of which only fragmented bones where found, some in the swallow waters of the brook that flew into the sea close by.

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The entrance of the Concentration Camp of San Sabba, Trieste, Italy.

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How do you narrate the Holocaust? How do you narrate the complex network of violence that flew side by side the killing of Jews?
This research in storytelling and the documentary that will follow investigate these questions.

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The set is built. Now the characters are coming to life.

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This is a camp like no other. I found the order of transfer given to the men of Action Reinhard. They move 'down' to the Trieste with an anti-partisan mission. The camp was opened first in view of the anti-partisan activities in support of the Italian regime and it also covered the 'transfer' of the Jewish population, the looting and the commerce in human lives the Nazis and the Fascists were so horribly efficient at.
How to escape such a terrible fate? I am pondering upon it and working on the film....bit by bit.

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