Field research trips

Luize's photos, during a field research trip and reconstitution of the characters' journeys, held in 2016.

Auschwitz-Birkenau seen from afar.

A house on the outskirts of Auschwitz which could have been from an officer.

Old rails of arrival at Auschwitz.

Cattle wagons where people were sent to Auschwitz. 

Forest of Auschwitz-Birkenau where the crematoria were hidden
and where Friedrich spent one night.

One of the tents for Jewish Hungarian women used to be here.
Number 23 was Adele's one.

Inside view of an Auschwitz tent,
where Adele, Eva and Haya could have lived.

Wooden stages were the "beds".
About five people slept in each one.

Lake in the camp, where human ashes were thrown.

The desinfection building for the newcomers in Auschwitz
and the place where "Canada" used to be.

After selection, Jews were forced to cross a corridor
between tents in the way to gas chambers.

Crossing polish roads exactly as the main character,
Friedrich, did in his way to Berlim.

The "Kempi" hotel in Berlin where Amália and Frida first met. 

A lake house surrounded by mysteries in Potsdam, near Berlin.

"That place was, literally, the end of the line."
Photo: Carolina Floare

A Square in Antwerp
Luize's photos, during the trips for field research and reconstitution of the characters' journeys, held between 2013 and 2014.

Café De Valk, in Grote Markt, Antwerpen,
is scenario of key-stretches of the plot.

This house inspired the author to create the home
where character Clarice and her neighbour Mariano
lived in the city of  Guarda, Portugal.

 Vilar Formoso train station, in Portugal,
where character  Mariano used to worked as an agent
of dictator Salazar´s police.

Trains full of refugees used to arrived in Portugal after
crossing the border with Spain at this point,
close to the portuguese village of Vilar Formoso.

Another important scenario of the plot is Antwerp Station, in Belgium.