This book sheds light on fragments of the destinies of Slovene victims of Italian Fascist camps during World War II. it is an act of remembrance and an attempt to give voice to the past victims and survivors and their relatives. The exact number of these camps and the number of victims remains largely unknown and uninvestigated.
Acknowledgement of Italian war crimes in the larger international context today is as uncommon as it is inconsistent. While the most notorious Nazi camps have become widely embedded in popular culture and our collective imagination, history has little if anything to say about the Italian Fascist camps. As a result, names and places like Rab, Gonars, Visco, Monigo, Chiesanuova, Renicci, Colfiorito, Fraschette di Alatri, Cairo Montenotte and others, where more than 50,000 Slovenes, Croats, Montenegrins and other South Slavs were interned, mean nothing to many, particularly the younger generations. Similarly, many international scholars in the humanities know nothing about them.
Award on 32. Slovenian bookfair (2016) for best design among monographic and bibliophilic books.”