Risiera di San Sabba, Trieste

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Built in 1913, Risiera di San Sabba served as a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, and is now a civic museum. As a concentration camp, the building was a detention center and the site of executions of political prisoners. Now, you can tour the structure, see the holding cells, and view historical objects, such as a leaded stick used to subdue prisoners. There are also graphic photos and displays with English translations. Add Risiera di San Sabba and other attractions to your Trieste trip itinerary using our Trieste trip itinerary maker site .
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  • August 18, 2017
    We were on 09/08/2017 and I must say it's shocking, but beautiful and meaningful. From the rooms, from the pictures, from images, exhibits.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A place to contemplate and stop to watch the testimonials of past horrors, but that must not be forgotten. You will read authentic diaries to victims of war and the history of this region battered by war. Located just outside Trieste, towards Slovenia. A date of formation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This former rice factory was transformed into extermination camp during World War II for more than 6000 prisoners. More than the trouble even after a long bus ride. The entrance is free, only the audio guide will cost you €2. After that, you cant about the in/output of the emotions on a nice terrace.
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  • Simple as it should be for the respect but still powerful to remember.
  • A must visit in Trieste, if only to pay your respects to our shared past.
  • Very sobering visit to this historical location. For those that don't speak much Italian, it's worthwhile to read the English hand out on their website. We took it with us and it helped contextualize the things we were seeing. There is limited parking in the area as is true in most of Italy. Parking in the Familia parking lot, going down the stairs and around the corner to the left will ensure you arrive in the right location. Our GPS didn't do a great job finding the location which is why we parked and asked.
  • BERNARD VELNIC WAS IN THE SAN SABO CAMP IN 1958 AS AREFUGI AND MAGRITED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1959
  • Must see if you're visiting Trieste.

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