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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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Sad history of WW1

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Trieste
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This monument allows remembering one of the worst part of the Second World War, i.e., the deportation and killing of Jews by the Nazis. It is a very sad feeling that you may feel while visiting it. Thus, it is an important lesson to the new generations about what should never happen again, but it is not the top place... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A very sad place, but one of the better maintained sights in Trieste. The entry is free. Audio guide is only 2 euro. Most of the exhibits have English text with it. I took bus 20 just outside the main train station. Get off the bus at the stop just after the right turn to Via di Valmaura (the bus... More 

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