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This memorial museum may be one of the smaller attractions in Rome but nonetheless it is an extremely important one, highlighting some of the forgotten atrocities of WWII. Established in 1957 to document the fight for the liberation of Rome during the German occupation from September 1943 to June 1944, the museum is based in a building once used by the SS to torture members of the Italian Resistance. The exhibitions include artefacts such as pamphlets, posters and newspapers featuring anti-Semitic material on display, alongside information regarding persecution of the city’s Jewish

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