English Title: The Raid
Director(s): Ruggero Gabbai
Writer(s): Marcello Pezzetti, Liliana Picciotto
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: Italian with English subtitles
In the city of Rome on October 16, 1943, the Nazis arrest more than 1,250 Jews. The victims must prepare their suitcases and abandon their homes in just a few minutes. On October 18 they are brought to the Tiburtina train station, piled in twenty-eight cattle wagons and deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
Only sixteen will make it back home. Seventy-five years after the raid of October 16, 1943, the documentary traces one of the most tragic pages of Italian history through the voices of those who lived it.