LA RISIERA DI SAN SABBA

 


Now a Museum, the Risiera di San Sabba, erected in 1913, used to be the city’s rice husking mill. During WWII,  German occupation forces in Trieste used the building to transport, detain and exterminate prisoners (it was in fact the only camp in Italy with a crematorium). Many occupants of Risiera di San Sabba were transported to the German Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Historians estimate that over 3,000 people were killed at the Risiera camp and thousands more imprisoned and transported elsewhere.

In the 1950s the camp served as a refugee center and transit point for ethnic Italians fleeing communist Yugoslavia,  most notably  it was “home”  to Chef Lidia Bastianich and her parents and siblings for 2 years until they emigrated to the US.

Oggi un Museo, La Risiera di San Sabba, costruita nel 1913, venne requisita dai Nazisti durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale e usata come prigione, luogo di smistamento e crematorio. Almeno 3000 persone furono sterminate alla Risiera mentre tanti altri vennero trasportati a Auschwitz -Birkenau.  Negli anni 50 la Risiera e’ stata trasformata in campo profughi per gli esuli che venivano dall’Istria. Fra loro la famosa chef Lidia Bastianich che con suoi genitori e fratelli vissero li’ per ben 2 anni prima di emigrare negli Stati Uniti.

Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
via Giovanni Palatucci, 5 , Trieste
Tel. +39/040 826 202
http://www.risierasansabba.it

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