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Museo della Memoria e dell'Accoglienza

Lungomare Alfonso Lamarmora | nei pressi di Piazza Shalom, località Quattro Colonne, 73050 Santa Maria al Bagno, Nardo, Italy
+39 380 473 9285
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A little gem

Made a special detour to visit this small museum that tells the story of the thousands of Jewish... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
JaydeeISR
via mobile
The museum reflects some of the big dramas on the way to Israel

Simple & modest but yet very high quality images featuring authentic important chapter in the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
mottibi
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29 May 2017
“A little gem”
18 Apr 2016
“The museum reflects some of the big dramas on the way to Israel”
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Lungomare Alfonso Lamarmora | nei pressi di Piazza Shalom, località Quattro Colonne, 73050 Santa Maria al Bagno, Nardo, Italy
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+39 380 473 9285
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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

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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

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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

3  Thank gmasandra34
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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

2  Thank JohnHRugby
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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

5  Thank Kristine90278
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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

10  Thank louissc
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rachel492
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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
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