Museum of the Liberation of Rome

A quiet apartment building that housed interrogators during WWII Photo from Museums web site

 

 

Museo storico della Liberazione, Rome  another unique experience to discover- beyond the tourist sites.

The museum recording the liberation of Rome from the Nazi occupation is housed in a non descript apartment building not far from the Basilica of St John Laterna.

Here you will find records of the Italian Resistance in 1944 during the WWII German occupation of Rome 9/11/1943 to 6/4/1944.  

 
 

At this location the SS detained and tortured captured members of the Italian Resistance.  Since 1955 the former cells and offices preserve original leaflets, posters and documents that create the record of events during the occupation.    Photographs, recordings and some films from this time are on display throughout the museum.

 

Historical Museum of the Liberation Struggle of Rome Prisons

 

The staff member on duty the day I visited.  What stories he may have to share

The museum layout uses the original apartment floor plans    Your audio guide takes you through the rooms on each of the 3 floors.  Tour at your own pace there is much to read and learn in the 19 rooms.   

                      What goes through your mind if you have been captured by the Nazi’s
                                                 and brought to this stark building?

 

 

 
 

The rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors during the time the SS occupied the building,  ‘housed over 2,000 citizens, soldiers, partisans, who were detained, interrogated and tortured’. 1    In several cells you can see the prisoners faint messages scratched on the walls.

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Many of the rooms have documents, photos, posters and art work from the occupation.   Most of the descriptions and details are in Italian but often there are short notations in English.
 
 

 


 

Photos and details of detained prisoners are carefully displayed.   
Their ultimate fate is listed for many of the detainees.  These are all sad rooms.   
 

 

 
 

 

 
 Several examples of prisoners’ clothing and 
  personal property are on display
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

                                     

 

                                                         Bread, Peace, Freedom

 

 

 
 

 

 

      Black and white photo from public events and a few of mass gathering 
                                                  for Hitler or Mussolini were fascinating

 

 

                                 

 
 

 

 

Not far from the Termini train station, close to the basilica of St. John Lateran

The museum offered free admission and welcomes donations.  
Several books and publications are available for purchase.
Check with the museum on access to the research room and materials.

Consult the museum’s web site to confirm days and times open.

museum web site http://www.museoliberazione.it/
 Phone: +39 06 700 3866
Address:  Via Tasso 145, Rome

Sources for statistics and dates:   www.itww.museoliberazion;  Wikipedia; the Museum Narrates by Antonio Parisella
1.  http://www.museoliberazione.it/en/information.html

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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