National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah
The National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah - MEIS was born with the law of 17 April 2003 n. 91, later amended by the law n. 296 of 27 December 2006, "as evidence of the events that have characterized the two-thousand-year Jewish presence in Italy". This decision recognizes and enhances the exceptional continuity of a rich, uninterrupted journey, but unknown to most people, in which Jews have brought their traditions and a fundamental cultural contribution to the history and fabric of the country, amidst periods of persecution, starting with closed in the ghettos and culminated in the tragedy of the Shoah, and others of fruitful coexistence and interactions. In recounting the life experience of an established minority, the MEIS is above all a place for meeting and exchange. A laboratory of ideas and reflections open to all, which stimulates debate on Judaism and the value of dialogue between cultures.