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Foiba di Basovizza

Foiba di Basovizza
località Basovizza
34100 Trieste

In May 1945 this disused mine shaft was the scene of executions of Italian civilians and soldiers seized by Yugoslav occupying troops. Declared a National Monument in 1992, it is now the main memorial and a symbol for relatives of those who died in the foibe massacres, or as a result of deportation to Yugoslavian concentration camps. Associations representing Italians expelled from Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia also come here to remember the victims of the violence of 1943-1945. In 2007 new arrangements were made for the memorial chapel, which in 2008 acquired a Documentation Centre run by the Lega Nazionale in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste.