Photographer's Note

"Imagine there is no country"


Trieste, sad middle-European city of nowhere,
left behind shifting borders, abandonned by time,
my capital of nostalgia and hope.


The Synagogue of Trieste was unveiled in 1912 and replaced several smaller ones. The history of Jews in Trieste goes back over 800 years. They made a great contribution to the development and wealth of Trieste as a Middle-European port city, as well as to the city's literature.

During the second World War half of the city's Jewish population fled, while the ones left behind suffered badly, many of them ending up in the local concentration camp, the Risiera of San Saba.

After the war only about 1,500 Jews remained. Due to emigration and a dwindling birth rate, this number has now dropped further to about 600.


This picture shows one of several entrances to the synagogue.
This one is in the Via San Franvesco de Assisi.


song title reference: Charlie Parker

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