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Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

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Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

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johnhp702 wrote a review Jan 2020
Derby, United Kingdom14,879 contributions1,447 helpful votes
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We should never forget the horrors inflicted on our fellow humans no matter how long ago it was. This is a sobering memorial if you can call it that charting how people were shipped to the concentration camps and to certain death. I would have liked to have understood what the survivors were saying when they spoke about their ordeal and how they felt, but it did not take away from how extremely sad this episode in our history was and how we should never allow anything like this to happen again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LynsFrostee wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom462 contributions201 helpful votes
This site is located at the main train station and so is a good last attraction before boarding a train out of Milan. It’s obviously not a cheery spot as it is the genuine area where Jewish people were forced on to a train to head to the concentration camps under the Nazis rule. A train carriage from this time remains as part of the memorial and the tracks are still in place. There are some interesting exhibits about the people that left via this spot in the war but all of the text is in Italian with no English anywhere. They do provide a downloadable audio guide for English visitors and signs at the ticket area explain how to gain it. If they added English text at this site I believe it would improve the memorial in that it would make it more available to all.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jz Tee wrote a review May 2019
Hong Kong, China484 contributions30 helpful votes
Honestly, I seldom give that low grade to a sightseeing spot, but this one really made us disappointed. This was the last spot of our Milan trip, and it ended badly. We did visit different places about WWII, Nazi, concentration camp in many other countries, so we may think this will be the same standard as the others, however, the display and content are very less and thin, so little wordings to explain the history with a few old photos, which is really disappointed. Visitors who want to come here is to know more about the history and stories, but we are failed to know it. All displays and information are in Italian, I don’t know why there are enough space, but they won’t put up any English translation on the wall displays. We have to download the guide apps and also found that English information is too little, we want to discover the place but what we did is only look into our phone for English information. What’s the point we came far away here to look at our phone? If the museum has too many information or lack of display space, I understand that visitors may have to use the audio guide / guide apps, Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano do not have much information to display already, so I think that is not much extra work for them to do if they also put on English translation on wall. Something more ridiculous are the videos, there are serval video display booths showing different short clips in Italian without English subtitles, so English visitors can only watch the same video (English subtitled) on their phone, then why I should sit down at the video booth and watch the video on phone? It doesn’t make sense! Why can't they put up the same subtitled video on the projector!?!? Paid 10 Euro to enter the Memorial, we only spent less than 20 mins here. Meaningless to use 10 Euro for downloading a free apps and didn’t get much history knowledge here.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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BruceSXM wrote a review May 2019
NY185 contributions85 helpful votes
It's difficult to rate this place. It is obviously an important part of history but it is also of limited value since 90% of the exhibits and audio visual materials are only offered in Italian. Just being there will, of course, give you a sense of foreboding as you try to imagine what it must have been like for the victims of Hitler's so called Final Solution who passed through here. What makes this memorial so powerful is that it is located in the actual train station from which Jews and other victims of the nazis were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz. There are boxcars (real or replicas?) and train tracks and a giant wall of victims names on display. What makes this place offensive is that you will be hard pressed to find the word "Jew" in more than a couple of mentions and it seems to equate all victims of the holocaust the same. Yes, many others were killed including Roma, the handicapped, homosexuals, political opponents and more but the holocaust was about the attempt to exterminate Jews and the museums failure to acknowledge this is offensive to their memory.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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manchurian2016 wrote a review Mar 2019
Chester, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Helpful staff, some actual railway deportation wagons that can be entered, huge list of victims' names, a sobering exprience. It was amazing to see it all still there, eg the machinery used to lift the wagons, filled with victims, onto the tracks above ready to be dispatched to Auschwitz or other extermination camps. The site (a former mail sorting basement), had been forgotten until recently.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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