Museo della Memoria, Assisi 1943-1944

Memorial Museum, Assisi 1943 -1944

Set in the halls of the Vescovado, the "Memorial Museum, Assisi 1943 - 1944" tells the story of 300 Hebrews rescued thanks to the Assisi's Franciscan welcoming spirit. 

The exhibition collects unpublished documents, pictures, acknoledgments, essays and objects about that terrible historical period represented by the second world war, when displaced people from all over Italy and Europe arrived to the Seraphic town to ask for help, and about the different characters who helped personally and rescued Hebrews; this and much more. The exhibition is created and supervised by Marina Rosati, with texts of Annabella Donà and made by the Opera Casa Pope John, foundation of Assisi's Curia.


From Don Aldo Brunacci, already founder of the Opera Casa John, to the then Bishop Monsignor Giuseppe Placido Nicolini, who pulled the strings of the underground organization who raised spontaneously, from Fater Rufino Niccacci, minor friar and guardian father of St. Damiano's convent, to the Podestà of Assisi Arnaldo Fortini, from the German Colonel Muller to the conventual friar Father Michele Todde: these and many others who helped to rescue the life of many people, otherwise destined to be deported, are among the many characters recalled in the exhibition.

One important area is also dedicated to Luigi and Trento Brizi, the Assisi's printers who printed the false documents for Hebrews and the ancient printing machine with drawers, cutter and stamps is exhibited together with pictures and acknowledgments.

The exhibition, in two languages (Italian - English), develops across four halls and, beyond the writings, also includes a video section with interviews to some of the protagonists, collected before their disappearance, that tell directly about what they did to rescue Hebrews, beyond focuses on the historical period. 


Opening hours

From Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every day

On Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on the 25th December and 1st January


Tickets information

Full price 3€

Discounted 2€ visitors from 10 to 18 years of age, visitors over 65 years of age, accompanying assistants of disabled visitors, Assisi Card holders, groups over 20 people

Free of charge visitors under 10 years of age, disabled visitors, residents, Law enforcement agencies, teachers, tour guides and group leaders


Memorial Museum

Vescovado – Santuario della Spogliazione

Piazza Vescovado, 3 – Assisi (PG)

For information and reservations

Phone Number: 075 812467 – mobile: +39 3396378067

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