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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

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Address: via Giovanni Palatucci 5, 34121 Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 39 040 826202
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A slovene view

It was a very sad expirience, especially since I am from Slovenia and many people from our country were killed there just out of this simple fact. Because of that and the historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was a very sad expirience, especially since I am from Slovenia and many people from our country were killed there just out of this simple fact. Because of that and the historic value the object has for my country's history, I found it painfull that not even the slovene audio guide would work propely (well it didnt work at... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a National Monument commemorating the thousands of people who were killed there during WW2 by the Nazis. Entrance is free and an audio guide costs 2 euros and explains what went on at this prison and place of execution and cremation. As with so many historical monuments or battle sites, they are very popular with school visits. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A terrible reminder of the horrors of ww1 which has been respectfully converted into a museum containing poignant letters and stories of former prisoners. Well used by local schools to uncover the previously hidden injustices for present generations.

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Bologna, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A former rice husking facility turned prison camp. In 1944 a crematory plant (aka oven) was installed. This was destroyed by fleeing Nazis at the end of the war, as was customary, to remove evidence of the heinous crimes. It just goes to show that somewhere in the back of their minds, they knew what they were doing was wrong.... More 

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Province of San Juan, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In this place you have the chance to connect with this part of the history. It's simple and it has gallery with photos. Very moving

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az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth a stop if WWII history interests you. It is good that these awful places are not forgotten in history. We took bus #10 from Goldoni Square, almost to the end of the line, Valmaura stop with large grocery story opposite bus stop. The museum is 1 short block away. Ask to watch the 20 minute movie,also available in English.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The feeling you get when visiting this site is absolutely indescribable! This is a place for mediation over the horrors human kind is capable of. It's a must-see!

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Addison, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On my first visit years ago, I was amazed that a Nazi prison and oven were located so close to a busy section of a major town. While the Risiera doesn't have modern museum technology components, this is a must-see to learn about a chilling aspect of European history and pay homage to the many victims who lost their lives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

By taxi from Trieste city the fare is about 10 euros but it's easy to catch a bus back. We got the number 10. It is well worth laying th 4 euros for the audio guide as little if the written info is translated into English. Plan to spend about 2 hours here but there isn't much else close by... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a kind of sight that makes you think about all injustices and atrocities that happened and are still happening all over the world. A must-see for youngsters who have to learn something about WW2 and condemn atrocities that happened then

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