This museum and International Research Centre serve as an eternal memorial to the suffering experienced during WWII. Maribor was subjected during the war to countless shocks, suffering, and untold horrors. The memory of those atrocities must never fade, let alone disappear completely, especially not now, as Europe is yet again bearing witness to a rise in extreme nationalistic thinking and movements. This museum, housed in a space that witnessed the unfolding of countless horrors and gruesome deaths, takes visitors back to a distant era, one that should be explored and understood. The current exhibitions, which portray conditions during World War II, serve as the perfect starting point for confronting the past.