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. See Risiera di San Sabba and all Trieste has to offer by arranging your trip with our Trieste vacation trip planner.
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  • Rough testimony of a sad past which most seem to have forgotten. For fools and crooks who glorify such vile wickedness, and crime. Only concentration camp with crematory in Italian territory, offers a quick free tour with audio guide just 2 euros. To visit with due respect. When you leave you have the heart a little heavier but the visit is due! @gargio76
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  • Place that deserves to be seen not to forget human tragedies. The Museum is very well done with very interesting movies.
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  • Very interesting for people who are interested in historical events of that time. Factory is centrally located and is good around oak drive, there is plenty of free parking. Admission is free and you can move freely. An audio device, which is available in German and many other languages is used to the leadership. This will cost €2. Anyway, worth a visit.
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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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