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Sajmiste - The History of a Camp
 
Sajmiste - The History of a Camp
 

Screenwriter: Boban Jevtic

Direction: Marko Popovic, Srdan Mitrovic

In the very centre of Belgrade, a place that we pass by every day, is a place where thousands of Jews, Serbs and Roma have been murdered, a place of horrible suffering, death and painful memories. The first part of the film describes two camps for Jews in Belgrade and the Holocaust that Jews suffered during the Second World War in Serbia. The second part of the film deals with the history of the Sajmiste camp after the Jewish prisoners were murdered. Sajmiste was turned into Anhaltelager, a transitory camp for political prisoners, captured partisans and forced labour, most of whom were further transported to labour camps in other parts of the Third Reich. Soon after the allied bombing of Belgrade in 1944, when the camp was heavily damaged and a large number of prisoners killed, the camp was closed down. Using entirely new information and interpretations, exclusive testimonies of survivors,... 

Screenwriter: Boban Jevtic

Direction: Marko Popovic, Srdan Mitrovic

In the very centre of Belgrade, a place that we pass by every day, is a place where thousands of Jews, Serbs and Roma have been murdered, a place of horrible suffering, death and painful memories. The first part of the film describes two camps for Jews in Belgrade and the Holocaust that Jews suffered during the Second World War in Serbia. The second part of the film deals with the history of the Sajmiste camp after the Jewish prisoners were murdered. Sajmiste was turned into Anhaltelager, a transitory camp for political prisoners, captured partisans and forced labour, most of whom were further transported to labour camps in other parts of the Third Reich. Soon after the allied bombing of Belgrade in 1944, when the camp was heavily damaged and a large number of prisoners killed, the camp was closed down. Using entirely new information and interpretations, exclusive testimonies of survivors, and never-before-seen archive material, the authors present a story about a different era, about people who are gone and a forgotten place of suffering.

Duration: Part I 50 min

Part II 47 min.

 
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In the very centre of Belgrade, a place that we pass by every day, is a place where thousands of...
 
 
 
 
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