An old woman sits alone in Gorizia, north-eastern Italy. She is
waiting to be reunited with her son. He was fathered by an S.S.
officer and stolen from her sixty-two years before by the Nazi
authorities during the German occupation. By focusing on the
experiences of one individual, Drndic engages head-on with the
traumatic history of WWII and the Holocaust and deals unsparingly
with the massacre of Jews in Trieste's concentration camp. A
literary collage comprising photographs, scraps of poetry,
interviews and testimonies from the Nuremburg Trials, it is a
formally daring work of immense power and scope.