Nazi calle arrow

‘Nazi calle arrow’ Platzkommandantur
Calle Renier
(Dorsoduro 3656)
September 1943

Only one sign of Nazi orientation system still remains in Venice, in a narrow calle near one of the most popular place of the city: campo Santa Margherita. The arrow showed the way to the “Platzkommandantur”, that is the Nazi command located in Piazza San Marco, where a Nazi flag flew constantly. Many prisoners had to pass here to reach the Nazi main head quarter since the little calle is also on the way from railway station to the central square on Venice. Just a step from Campo Santa Margherita, now new yellow signes suggest other paths to reach the station or Piazza San Marco and the Nazi arrow remains, almost illegible, on the crumbled plaster of an old house, as a melting memory.

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