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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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Sobering, Beautiful, and Well-Preserved History

San Sabba sits in the middle of a neighborhood... one side is a Lidl parking lot, another side are tall apartments, and the other two are roads that feel industrial. We followed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

San Sabba sits in the middle of a neighborhood... one side is a Lidl parking lot, another side are tall apartments, and the other two are roads that feel industrial. We followed our GPS and all of a sudden it was there. We walked through the gates. We had our family of 6, us 2 adults, and our 16, 15,... More 

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nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a must see when in Trieste need to take a cab there. The museum staff will be happy to call for your return cab. Around 15- 20 euros each way

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Sadly a part of history that took place unfortunately. I never realized this occurred in Trieste, as one doesn't hear, or read, about much outside of Poland, etc. A must see to understand Tireste's history.

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Carrara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Taking our 8th grade students to this museum was both educational and moving. The history of this structure is long and diverse. Being a layover for prisoners of WWII and eventually becoming a concentration/extermination camp for the Jewish and many others murdered under Hitlers command this museum left a mark in my memory of the terror that would have been... More 

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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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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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Address: via Giovanni Palatucci 5, 34121 Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 39 040 826202
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste

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