The internment camp of Urbisaglia (Italy), set up at Villa Giustiniani Bandini at the Abbey of Fiastra, came into operation on 16 June 1940.

The Ministry of the Interior sent to Urbisaglia internees for police reasons (anti-fascists and Italian civilians considered dangerous), for war reasons (Slovenians, Dalmatians and Croats suspected of supporting the partisan war) and for racial reasons (German, Polish, former Czechoslovak and former Austrian Jews). In the time it remained operational, the camp of Urbisaglia counted the passage of about 400 people.

The Association Casa della Memoria di Urbisaglia, founded in2022, has the aim of promoting research on the Urbisaglia Camp, and of collecting and providing information about the people who were imprisoned there from 1940 to 1943. It also aims to affirm the values of peace, of democracy and solidarity, and pay tribute to the victims of fascist repression and to all those who opposed the barbarity of war and racism.

Art School students make two short films on the Urbisaglia camp

The students of Macerata Art School, led by their teachers Jacopo Caggiano, Veronica Mastrogiacomi and Roserita Calisti, have recently made two short films on the Urbisaglia camp. Leggi tutto "Art School students make two short films on the Urbisaglia camp"

Music from the Urbisaglia camp: a song by Mosbach and Schwenk.

Last summer we received from Elio and Dario Cabib, sons of Renzo Cabib (1915-2004), the score of a song entitled “Komm mein Schatz auf den Bocceplatz”, composed in the Urbisaglia camp by two internees: Paul Schwenk,and Egon Mosbach. Leggi tutto "Music from the Urbisaglia camp: a song by Mosbach and Schwenk."

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024

This year, for the Holocaust Remembrance Day, we will have the pleasure of hosting Sergio Roedner, son of Ernst Roedner, interned in the Urbisaglia camp from 29 July 1940 to 02 April 1942. Leggi tutto "Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024"