Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, Deportazione, Guerra, Diritti e della Libertà

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Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, Deportazione, Guerra, Diritti e della Libertà

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Travel_LadyNYC
By Travel_LadyNYC
Hear people’s wartime experiences in their own voices
Apr 2019
The highlight of this museum are the testimonials of the citizens of Turin who lived through the war. There are two main sections with this feature and both are subtitled in English. 1) There are number of spots throughout the museum with video recordings of a man and woman side by side recalling their experiences, whether as a child, peasant, partisan, soldier, housewife, etc. 2) There is another section organized around themes, which displays photos, documents etc. with narration. It was actually quite thrilling to hear the voices of the people who lived through this terrible time. These two sections are very accessible to English speakers. Even if you don’t speak Italian, I recommend wearing the headsets that come with your modest museum admission in order to hear their voices along with the translation. These people are probably mostly gone now; imagine hearing them speak! There are also a number of film displays that are not subtitled; hopefully this is something the museum is working on. At this museum, you do not get a timeline, a real understanding of the partisans, or a deep history. This museum offers you a different gift: you hear real people speaking in their own voices. Now: our plan was specifically to come to Torino for la Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day). There are events all week throughout the city. It’s Italy, so... planning can be a little challenging. Example 1) On April 24, we saw a fantastic photo exhibit at the Archivio Storico (Historic Archives of the City of Turin) about Torino life during the war, which was promoted as being part of the April 25 events – but they were closed on April 25! Lucky we went early. Example 2) We went to the Resistance Museum early, planning to attend the 11:30 concert. We came out at 11:15 thinking we’d head to the concert, only to find a line of 200 people already waiting to get in. I think there was only room for 100, so we missed the concert despite our planning because no one warned us that we would need to get on a line. The Città di Torino (City of Torino) put out a booklet listing events for the week, if you can get ahold of it, and there are different listings online. But: You are on your own with planning and things might not work out the way you want. It’s Italy; you just need to go with the flow. This museum is quite special, so I highly recommend visiting it and coming during liberation week to participate in other events around the city.

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joeyo
47 contributions
A wonderful, important place.
Sep 2019
This is a beautiful museum that tells the story of the Italian Resistance near the end of World War 2. I don't know if there are other museums dedicated solely to telling this powerful and inspiring story. My only disappointment was that most (but not all) of this story was told only in Italian language. Nonetheless there's so much to learn here and it's a must-see for all who are interested in this history, regardless of native-tongue.
Written 7 October 2019
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Travel_LadyNYC
New York City, NY144 contributions
Hear people’s wartime experiences in their own voices
Apr 2019 • Couples
The highlight of this museum are the testimonials of the citizens of Turin who lived through the war. There are two main sections with this feature and both are subtitled in English. 1) There are number of spots throughout the museum with video recordings of a man and woman side by side recalling their experiences, whether as a child, peasant, partisan, soldier, housewife, etc. 2) There is another section organized around themes, which displays photos, documents etc. with narration.

It was actually quite thrilling to hear the voices of the people who lived through this terrible time. These two sections are very accessible to English speakers. Even if you don’t speak Italian, I recommend wearing the headsets that come with your modest museum admission in order to hear their voices along with the translation. These people are probably mostly gone now; imagine hearing them speak!

There are also a number of film displays that are not subtitled; hopefully this is something the museum is working on. At this museum, you do not get a timeline, a real understanding of the partisans, or a deep history. This museum offers you a different gift: you hear real people speaking in their own voices.

Now: our plan was specifically to come to Torino for la Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day). There are events all week throughout the city. It’s Italy, so... planning can be a little challenging. Example 1) On April 24, we saw a fantastic photo exhibit at the Archivio Storico (Historic Archives of the City of Turin) about Torino life during the war, which was promoted as being part of the April 25 events – but they were closed on April 25! Lucky we went early. Example 2) We went to the Resistance Museum early, planning to attend the 11:30 concert. We came out at 11:15 thinking we’d head to the concert, only to find a line of 200 people already waiting to get in. I think there was only room for 100, so we missed the concert despite our planning because no one warned us that we would need to get on a line.

The Città di Torino (City of Torino) put out a booklet listing events for the week, if you can get ahold of it, and there are different listings online. But: You are on your own with planning and things might not work out the way you want. It’s Italy; you just need to go with the flow. This museum is quite special, so I highly recommend visiting it and coming during liberation week to participate in other events around the city.
Written 25 April 2019
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flick2131
Fleetwood, UK21 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2018 • Couples
After walking for a while to find the place, we ended up not going in as there was not much in English. Although after reading some of the reviews on here, I am wondering if it was a good thing walking g away.
Written 21 October 2018
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Christine C
Echuca, Australia298 contributions
We must not forget
Oct 2018 • Solo
World War 11 wasn't that long ago. There are still many people around who lived through it, or were born soon after. It's important for us all to learn from history and this museum provides personal accounts and contemporaneous film footage. It's probably best if you understand a little Italian but there are some English subtitles and you don't need language to experience the virtual reality of a bombing, or the air raid shelter.
Written 9 October 2018
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qwertytop614
Northampton, MA41 contributions
A bit of a let down
Sep 2018 • Solo
Museum about Italy around the time of WWII (a bit before, during, and after) about the Resistance in Italy. I found it a bit bland. It's main attractions are people's recounts of what happened in their experience (videos in Italian with English subtitles), but I kept catching it in the middle of the tape and I personally didn't find it too interesting (I thought it would be more about current resistance and deportation). A worker followed me around and tried speaking English, which was nice, but I didn't understand most of what he said... I went to the underground part (you could go if a worker accompanied you), but I also didn't find it very interesting either... I didn't hate my experience there, but wouldn't go again.
Written 2 October 2018
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VCB_10
Noto, Italy239 contributions
Such courage...
Apr 2018 • Family
Housed in the 18th century Quartieri Militari, not far from the city centre, this is an interesting, albeit slightly grim reminder of dark times in Italy's history. Without wishing to be too trite, it also reminds us of the incredible bravery of some. Very multimedia based, and although use of the headphones requires knowledge of Italian, much is also sub-titled in English. You can also visit the old air-raid shelter within the building. Ought to add that quite a bit of having to stand as no seating available to watch the many presentations. Important also, that you have some ID, as this is required at reception.
Written 21 April 2018
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,273 contributions
Good multimedia experience
Sep 2017 • Solo
This museum is placed in the basement of an old institution and has a good atmosphere. It is entirely multimedia, with old movie clips on each of the themes covered and some interviews of People affected. Crazy to see people become communists just to oppose the nazies and fascists, it's the same evil but reinterpreted.
Written 30 September 2017
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DGandSAG
Sharon, MA863 contributions
Important Insights Into Life in Turin Before, During, and After World War II
Aug 2016 • Couples
We learned a lot during our recent visit to the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza. The museum has a great permanent display on everyday life in wartime Turin, with many interactive panels showing videotaped testimonials from people who lived through the trauma of the war. It also features a basement-level air-raid shelter where some local residents stayed for months on end as the war raged on outside.

Part of what we liked about the museum was that it included many different "voices" -- some people who fled the city to the countryside had dramatically different experiences from those who were unlucky enough to be trapped behind. Even then -- whether they had been on the Nazi/Fascist or Partisan side politically -- everyone spoke eloquently and movingly and with impressive recall.

The museum does a great job of humanizing what it means to live through a war and "survive" it afterwards. For that reason alone, It's well worth taking the time to read through all of the panels and reflect on the "lessons" of a very sobering yet important story.
Written 10 October 2016
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Esther S
Delft, The Netherlands68 contributions
Dark Times In Turin
Jul 2016 • Couples
Museo Diffuso explains, also in English, what happened to citizens here during the Second World War. It is well organized to lead the visitor to different exhibits in a somber atmosphere.
A guide takes the visitor to the lower area where people hid to avoid the bombings.
Written 23 August 2016
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