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.
|Exterior of via Tasso 145, Rome photo from web site|
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?
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
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.
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