The main entrance hall has some symbolic features: Includes both the documentary and educational material, represented by the photos, than the original
furniture to look more closely spectacular.
Some graffiti on the walls recall the key dates that coincided with major waves of exiles: the Treaty of Paris in 1947 - flight from Pola (nowadays Pula) and ceded territories - and the London Memorandum in 1954 - exodus from Zone B of the Free Territory of Trieste.
Along corridors on the ground floor are the panels of the trail, which also show a historical introduction on the long period, and numerous photographic evidence of life in the camps.
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The wall of the main hall makes a strong impact: the reproductions of cards compiled by the CLN of Istria for the assistance to families are juxtaposed with a
series of pictures of faces taken from photographs of exiles in the refugee camps.
Faces and names, no longer connected to individual life experiences, are showing the suffering in the tragedy of being completely uprooted.
Along the trail, a room has been adapted to reconstruct a living module - better known as "the box" - for an entire family in a refugee camp.
All material presented, strictly original, comes from household goods stored in warehouse 18 of the port of Trieste.
The reconstruction is based on images taken in the camp of Brescia in 1949, which enlargements are on the walls.
The exhibition of household goods
The "show of household" room was originally the school gym of CRP Padriciano. In the first months of activity of the camp, it was split into many
boxes by hanging blankets from steel cables.
It houses a reconstruction of the endless line of household goods on the docks in Pola (nowadays Pula), waiting for boarding on "Toscana" ship in the winter of 1947.
All the furniture on display, many of which bear the inscriptions with the names and serial numbers of the owners and sorting labels, are original.
The objects room
At the end of "hall of household goods", a room contains materials and tools of daily life, all coming from household goods from the Old Port of Trieste.
In addition to the strong testimonial value as a symbol of the tragedy and the eradication of an intere people, the household goods are also an incredible ethnographic evidence, tracing the precise snapshot of everyday life of the society at time of Exodus.
The goods robbed by the occupation forces
In a room set up in the spring of 2011 are
found valuable, watches and other personal belongings robbed by the German and Yugoslavian forces of occupation, between
1943 and 1945, from civilians arrested in Trieste and in the surrounding areas and then detained without justification in the
city jails, before disappearing, victims of political violence
and ethnic hatred.
The goods, which were found in the prison of Trieste during a periodic inspection, are now exposed to the public thanks to an agreement between the Prison Administration and the Museum CRP of Padriciano. They symbolize the indiscriminate violence of which the population was covered by occupation forces, violence that lasted longer than in Trieste in nearby Istria, where the occupation took a settlement, leaving no other way out to the people that the Exodus.