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From leaving and arriving

By bliba  
At this point in the city, many Jewish families spent waiting for the journey to New York, Buenos Aires or Haifa. After the seizure of power by the National Socialists in Austria in March 1938, they were driven out of their homeland and hoped for their departure. They found Italy on their run despite the introduction of the racial laws in September 1938 and the danger of deportation to neighboring countries, nevertheless as a reasonably safe transit country.

From Trieste we are by boat to Haifa. The trip was paid for by the Gestapo after they had confiscated our entire fortune. We each had a pound in our pocket, which of course was not very much.

On 6th July I got a certificate for Palestine and went by train alone to Trieste. On the ride, which was of course very exciting, because you could not know what will happen at the border, I was in a coupe with a very nice German family, of course, after having stood on my suitcase big "Palestine" have who I am. They helped me incredibly. After being treated in Austria, I was amazed that such people still exist.

The port of Trieste (Italian Porto di Trieste) is a free port and largest seaport of the upper Adriatic Sea. The deep water port is regarded as a maritime gateway for Northern Italy, Germany, Austria and Central Europe or as the endpoint of the Maritime Silk Road (21st Century Maritim Silk Road) with its connections via the Suez Canal or Turkey to China, Japan and many Asian countries. The port of Trieste is a logistics hub and connected via the Baltic-Adriatic Axis to the Baltic region and Scandinavia.

The port is part of the northeastern Italian border town of Trieste, in the immediate vicinity of Slovenia and the port of Koper located there.

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Tags: Photo journalism Sea Italy Monotone Trieste Bnw photography

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Superb image and Iím enjoying the history of Treieste thankyou Oliver and keep it going.


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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2058 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 4:58PM
There are places in the world that still seem to carry the full weight of history. I am remembering the emotion that I have felt in some of them.
Here, emptiness, separation, awe at the bigness of it all.
Those children's body language is so perfect.
14 Jan 2019 5:00PM
excellent composition and a short but poignant history lesson for all
SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
14 Jan 2019 5:28PM
You are living the history. Interesting.
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 6:30PM
Excellent and Interesting, Oliver.
capto Plus
7 5.6k 10 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 6:43PM
saltireblue Plus
9 9.4k 35 Norway
14 Jan 2019 6:50PM
Moira puts it so perfectly, Ollie.

14 Jan 2019 7:03PM
Wonderful and fascinating, Oliver.Smile
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
14 Jan 2019 7:26PM
When I was in school-- immediately after WW2. some of the boys would draw pictures of the airplanes bombing and such, BUT. we were never taught about the war, its causes, etc. It was well after High School that I started to learn about the camps and now places like this port! Your picture and text tells me so much!
14 Jan 2019 9:00PM
A poignant image, Oliver.
Your narrative adds great context.
woolybill1 Plus
12 24 73 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2019 7:54AM
Born in a big sea port, I have always been aware of people in transit, though more often on business or pleasure trips than from brutal necessity. Here we see less industry but more of the distant prospects for travellers; the grass on the far shore always seems greener, the future brighter. How often are appearances deceptive?

Wonderful photo.
Wonderful capture Oliver well done 👍.
15 Jan 2019 11:09AM
Great info to accompany this well composed image, Oliver.

TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
15 Jan 2019 11:11AM
A very poignant capture, Oliver, and interesting write-up too 🙂👍
Trev 😀
15 Jan 2019 6:01PM
The crane symbolically picking up entire families and dropping them into the sea to journey off into their new lives .
Super context provided Oliver . You could write a book one day !
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2019 12:27PM
Good title and a good image...
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