WWII concentration camp destined for new life as luxury beach resort
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The fort was originally built in 1853 under Austro-Hungarian rule. Nearly a century later, the stone structure was occupied by the Italian army during the second world war and used as a concentration camp. At Mamula, prisoners - most of whom were from the immediate region - were tortured and starved for several years beginning in May 1942. Mamula’s grim legacy will open a new chapter through a 49-year lease deal with Switzerland-based Orascom Development Holding AG, which won approval from the...