Museo al deportato politico e razziale ( Museum and Monument to Political and Racial Deportees)
Theme ART AND CULTURE

Museo al deportato politico e razziale ( Museum and Monument to Political and Racial Deportees)

The Museum and Monument to Political and Racial Deportees was designed by BBPR Studio in Milan to honor victims of the Holocaust who were sent to a concentration camp in nearby Fossoli before being transported to other Nazi camps.

The architecture of the Museum’s thirteen rooms is sober. On gray-plastered walls, phrases and sentences are engraved in red, some of them taken from the letters of members of the European Resistance who were condemned to death and others inspired by the works of Longoni, Picasso, Guttuso, Cagli, and Léger.

The itinerary concludes in the Sala dei Nomi (Hall of Names) where the walls bear the names of more than 14,000 Italians who were deported to the death camps.

In the external courtyard, an integral part of the tour, stand sixteen steles in reinforced concrete. Each is six meters high and bears the names of Nazi concentration and extermination camps in Europe.

There is also a well-stocked lending library where texts can be borrowed without any formalities.
Photobooks of Museum cards and a video library will be available, including explanatory cards on the topics of deportation and extermination. This service will, for the most part, be focused on the schools. The Museum will also have a computerised station to guide the visitors throughout their tour of the Museum's assets.

Activies:

  • guided tours of the Museum and the Camp for school groups
  • production of didactic materials
  • creation of didactic pamphlets for students
  • guided foreign language tours
  • creation, upon request, of specific itineraries

Opening hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 7 pm.
Closed: 1st January, 25th December.

Tickets and admission

Entrance is free. Reservation is mandatory, sending an email to info@fondazionefossoli.it