Chiesanuova by Padova in Italy is today a little known World War II concentration camp. Opened in 1942, its primary goal was to gather prisoners from Provincia di Lubiana, or Province of Ljubljana, a Fascist geo-political formation, embracing a large part of today’s central and south-eastern Slovenia.
The author Fran Fajdiga , from a small Slovenian town of Sodražica, was taken to Chiesanuova by the Fascists as a prisoner in a cattle train car during the war. His poetry describes the details of the train ride to the concentration camp, the horrors of the camp and the end of the war.
The book was self-published by the author immediately after the war “nor for glory nor for money” (as stated on the title page), but to commemorate his memories of the ordeal at the concentration camp.
The book was self-published by the author in very small numbers. We could not trace any institutional examples on Worldcat, including no examples in Slovenian libraries.