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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

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Understanding the area

Most Americans have little knowledge of this area or it's long and complex history. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
los angeles
Important to visit and well done Museum

A national monument and museum based on the concentration camp that was on this site. Answered lots... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Via Giovanni Palatucci 5 | Ingresso Gratuito, 34148, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Most Americans have little knowledge of this area or it's long and complex history. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smacss
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A national monument and museum based on the concentration camp that was on this site. Answered lots of my questions about Trieste during the Second World War. The museum includes some powerful testimony from Holocaust survivors as well as possessions of Triestian Jews returned by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

They ran put of audio guides but there is enough on display to make this a sobering yet fascinating place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I was shocked to know that my hometown was the location of a concentration camp. Those stories my mother told were accurate. You do. It have to be a student of history to see this, just a curiosity and respect

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Traveller540
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Everyone should visit this important museum as an act of remembrance and to pay their respects to the victims of Fascism and Nazism. The site was a concentration camp and the museum's exhibition doesn't pull its punches - it accepts that among the Italian population...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Although some of the holocaust structures were destroyed by the Germans as they retreated in WW2, the memorial captures the tragedy of the people who perished there. The collection of prisoners’ stories was deeply moving.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 169LeighH
Reviewed 2 April 2018

An imaginatively restored site of a concentration camp where artistic creativity has been used to impressive effect. The English audio guide is clearly expressed and informative, and a must for an understanding of the background. Some details of the former camp are preserved (e.g. the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank AlisonM_60
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Any visit here is a must but not for the faint hearted. A harrowing graphic memorial to “man’s inhumanity to man”. Well appointed memorial site with excellent English audio tour devices. Very well preserved cells and halls and a fine Hall of commemoration with excellent...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FrankMcLynn
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The museum itself is a must, it leaves a deep impact that will not be forgotten soon. I would highly recommend visiting. Unfortunately, what I will also not forget is the ignorance of the person handing out audio guides. When we asked for the Slovenian...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TamVal
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a sad place to visit ,but the memory of this tragic page of our history must be preserved for the generation to come, so that they will hopefully understand the horror of the fanatic behave and the stupidity of racial hate, racial superiority...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Eva O
9 March 2015|
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I am sorry to know that you stayed here as a child. During the German occupation in World War 2 this was a detention camp for political prisoners and Jews among others. After the liberation and until 1965 it became a refugee... More
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