Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

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Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Il Memoriale della Shoah di Milano sorge in un'area della Stazione Centrale cui si aveva accesso diretta da Via Ferrante Aporti (oggi Piazza Edmond J. Safra 1), situata al di sotto dei binari ferroviari ordinari e originariamente adibita al carico e scarico dei vagoni postali. Tra il 1943 e il 1945 da questo luogo, lontano da occhi indiscreti, centinaia di deportati - perlopiù ebrei - furono caricati a forza su vagoni merci, diretti ai campi di sterminio. Il Memoriale della Shoah e delle Deportazioni Politiche è un luogo unico in Europa in quanto rimasto sostanzialmente integro rispetto a come era in origine. Il Memoriale è un luogo di commemorazione ma anche un luogo di studio ricerca e confronto, un memoriale è per chi c'era, per chi c'è ma soprattutto per chi verrà
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Neighborhood: Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
How to get there
  • Milano Centrale Station • 4 min walk
  • Caiazzo • 5 min walk
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ObjectiveTruth13
Washington DC, DC101 contributions
Visiting the Shoah Memorial in Milan is a very moving experience. Partly because I found the last name of one of my co-workers, whose Jewish heritage father had fled fascist Milan in the 1930's (was is a relative?). This site is unique b/c most WWII sites in Europe focus on heroism and the terrible finality; whereas the Shoah Memorial gives a vivid sense of how terrifying the deportation journey must have been, starting with the horrible uprooting from home to the central rail station at nighttime with no idea of where anyone was going. The rail cars were designed for animals (6 horses) and actually carried 75+ human beings for a week in the winter. The dark industrial decor emphasizes the horror. I disagree with the prior reviewer about the lack of English legends (the site is in Italy after all). And the the docent-led visit is very well done & highly recommended. This visit is somewhat a sad event, but regardless I can recommend it to anyone interested in this aspect of history.
Written December 22, 2020
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Beautiful Voyager
Singapore, Singapore576 contributions
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Not the mainstream attraction but we’ll worth the visit. The Shoah Memorial of Milano 🇮🇹 Italy, located right at the back and beneath the Milano Centrale Train Station. A very solemn atmosphere with the museum. Entry is free and guided tours are available only in Italian.
Written March 13, 2021
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roe15
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
Couples
It was a bit difficult to find but someone at Milan Centrale Station directed us around the corner and down the street to the entrance which was guarded by two Soldiers. We have been to many Shoah Memorials as well as Concentration Camp sites. This one however was particularly harrowing and very moving. I have never been in a cattle wagon and walking into it was very emotional. My husband said Kaddish (prayer for the dead) to himself as he felt that if he said it out aloud he would break down. So I stood next to him as he did so. We lost many members of our family during the WW2 in Eastern Europe. However we understood what this Memorial was portraying. All the more poignant as this platform No. 21 is underground and away from people being able to see what was actually going on. Horrible. I recommend a visit by all. A must see.
Written July 7, 2017
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tapeterlee2015
Flushing, NY269 contributions
Couples
Very disappointing.
The mission of course is very important but the execution was lacking…
NOTHING in English (or any other language but Italian).
No (public ) WIFI , no “self-guide”, no literature.
It’s a very small place that looks like a work in progress: blank boards, empty showcases, open spaces.
Written June 5, 2022
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DecafSorry
Edinburgh, UK58 contributions
Couples
We learned about the history & memorial from a leaflet at our hotel. Our visit coincided with a large group of students. Their teachers were trying here & there to 'shuush' the talking of the youngers; but the chatter, again, evoked what must've been a cacophony of suffering. Most all the didactics (text panels) are in Italian. But if you do not read Italian, then perhaps your imagination can evoke the added sense of confusion that was surely the reality during WWII. The reflection space was is stirring. What a pity that the site requires armed guards. (And no, Tripadvisor, I don't know if there's free Wifi.)
Written April 5, 2018
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AdventureBiker21
Chappaqua, NY107 contributions
Couples
Although directly located below the Central Train Station, there is no mention of the museum at the Station. You must go outside the station and enter through a separate entrance guarded by armed soldiers. The museum show the original cattle cars and tracks used to send Italian Jews to their deaths. The trains would be raised from the basement area on elevators after the cars were packed with people. It is very sobering and sad. The museum is still being completed. The special exhibition on the role of Jews in Italian society before the war was fascinating. Not to be missed but not easy to find.
Written September 9, 2018
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Antonio8069
Los Angeles, CA176 contributions
Solo
During WW II, Jews, Roma and the disabled were deported to Nazi death camps from this hidden platform under Milan central train station. Yes, the exhibit is both stark and jarring. But disappointing? How can one describe this as disappointing?? What did you expect? This monument preserves a disturbing part of Italy's history.
To locate it, proceed to the train station and walk one block north.
Written September 12, 2018
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369heather
Sandton, South Africa278 contributions
Business
I was expecting more exhibits and with English notes. I believe that the exhibition is developing but I felt was a bit thin. The experience of entering the cattle trucks used to transport the Jews to the concentration camps was very moving and made you think what it must have been like to be herded into this small space with no toilet etc. It was a warm April day outside when we visited but in the underground areas it was was very cold, I could not imaging the cold in January when many were loaded into these trucks.
Written April 30, 2018
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Mary B
Bromley, UK63 contributions
Couples
Although we struggled to find this memorial we were eventually helped and instructed to find the entrance around the corner from the station. It is a little confusing as it is stated that it is on platform 21 yet it is not actually accessible from the station directly.
Once we found it we found the whole experience very moving particularly seeing the track and train and hearing the noise of trains overhead. The memorial is dark and quiet and very atmospheric. Definitely worth a visit but also rather harrowing.
Written April 10, 2018
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august834
Schaan, Liechtenstein3 contributions
Solo
It helps you reflect about a not so distant past.

I feel a must to vist it , it is really moving and transmits you the idea of how it was for a jew (and others) during the war.
Written March 25, 2018
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