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Museo della Memoria e dell'Accoglienza

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 18:00
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Small, simple and extraordinary

A visit to this museum is a must. We were shown around by Marina who was both knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Amazingly interesting

What a fabulous place! Extremely interesting tour and fascinating story ! I'm surprised there... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
cath w
Dublin, Ireland
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Established through the efforts APME - Association Pro Murals Jewish, the Museum, owned by the city, was built to a design by Luca Zevi and inaugurated in 2009. The museum contains historical remains of international importance, as the original...more
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Lungomare Alfonso Lamarmora, 73050 Santa Maria al Bagno, Nardo, Italy
+39 380 473 9285
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A visit to this museum is a must. We were shown around by Marina who was both knowledgeable and engaging. The murals are remarkable and the photographs and other artefacts tell an amazing story in a very simple and moving way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place! Extremely interesting tour and fascinating story ! I'm surprised there hasn't been a movie made about the Jewish people's sejourn here in the grand old summer villas from 1943-1947 My kids were enthralled and had loads of questions and thoughts afterwards....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cath w
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Earlier this month I visited here having come across it by accident. An unknown story to me. A paradoxically uplifting place despite the shadow of the Holocaust backdrop. Excellent exhibition in a modern building. Photographs really " brought alive" by outstanding Guide who gave me...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is devoted to telling the true and remarkable story of compassion and healing for survivors of Nazi concentration camps. The American and British allies established a center in this peaceful, sunny town for these survivors and also helped the local poor as well....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Made a special detour to visit this small museum that tells the story of the thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors who made it to this part of Italy and were welcomed and helped by the local community. We were shown around by the lovely Marina,who...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank JaydeeISR
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Simple & modest but yet very high quality images featuring authentic important chapter in the lives of the survivors on their way to Israel. Place of honor in the Italian residents opened their homes and hearts to the Jewish DP. One can see the life...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank mottibi
Reviewed 6 November 2015

What is perhaps not obvious from the exhibits is that the experience of the thousands of camp survivors was unusual. The Salentino villagers, poor and war weary, welcomed them warmly. These survivors were going to run the British blockade. Friendships formed, soccer games played, and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank gmasandra34
Reviewed 18 July 2015

what a strange place !! Huge site for a Museum - only open for 3 evenings a week. Guides don't speak English. No air con and boiling hot. Very sad photos of Jews in World War 2 who passed through Santa Maria al bagno. This...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank JohnHRugby
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I live near Los Angeles and by pure accident, I learned about this museum at the Italian Cultural Institute there. I attended a lecture during Holocaust Remembrance Week given by Professor Fabrizio Lelli, who is a faculty member at the University of Lecce and affiliated...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank Kristine90278
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Important museum in the seaside village of Santa Maria al Bagno dedicated to thousands of concentration camp survivors who travelled through Italy on their way to Israel after World War II. Approximately 150,000 Jews passed by Santa Maria al Bagno between 1943 and 1947. The...More

Date of experience: June 2013
10  Thank louissc
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10 September 2015|
Response from Kristine90278 | Reviewed this property |
Here are the hours for the Museo della Memoria e dell'Accoglienza fro 2015 -- in Italian: ORARI 2015 sabato dalle 16.00 alle 18.30 domenica 10.30 - 13.00 16.00 - 18.30 In English: Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m... More