Thursday, January 29, 2009

The furnace

Though Remembrance Day is over, I still linger in this terrible place, trying to give my modest contribution to revealing the local scenes of this appalling tragedy.
So I'll keep on posting images of the Risiera di San Sabba until the first of February, our theme day. Forewarned is forearmed
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This is the inner courtyard, opposite the cells. On the site now marked on the ground by a metal plate, was the
building housing the furnace in which bodies were cremated - its outline is still visible on the main building.

On the night of 29th April 1945 the building housing the crematorium and the chimney stack connected to it were dynamited by the fleeing Germans to remove the evidence of their crimes, as was their practice.


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6 comments:

Tamera said...

It makes me cry to see this. Thank you for the beautiful image of such a tragic place.

USelaine said...

Until reading your series, I didn't know there were death camps/crematoriums in Italy too. Very moving photos.

Vogon Poet said...

Good idea to keep posting. By the way how woeks theme day?

The Good Life in Virginia said...

this was Italy's only extermination camp according to my research.

enjoy your blog very much.
as always, thanks for sharing with us.

Hilda said...

In Italy too?

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Sabatino Di Giuliano said...

Ciao Rob
Bellissima idea
Sono qui da piu' di 7 anni.
Mi piace molto la tua cittaĆ  che considero anche mia.
La fotografo tanto perche' il mix di mare cielo carso e' stupendo
Salutoni
Saba