Mourning: A Novel Setting

Eduardo Halfon
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Ferramonti di Tarsia

Ferramonti di Tarsia is the concentration camp in Calabria, Italy that Eduardo visits in the first section of the novel "Signor Hoffman." During its operation at the time of the war, the camp was "the largest of the fifteen concentration camps built by Mussolini in 940" (21). Though the city demolished the original blocks of the camp in the sixties in order to accommodate a new highway, Calabria later rebuilds the entirety of the site on its original grounds. While there for Holocaust Memorial Day, Eduardo realizes the site is commodifying the human suffering of his ancestors. During his visit to Ferramonti di Tarsia, Eduardo also meets Panebianco and Marina.

The Łódź Apartment

Eduardo visits the Łódź apartment where his grandfather used to live in the second second section of the novel, "Oh Ghetto My Love." As a young man, Eduardo receives the apartment address from his grandfather...

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