MEIS, National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in the town of Ferrara: detail of the façade and the surrounding wall flanked by a tree.The MEIS was realised in a building in via Piangipane which is part of the complex consisting of three blocks, enclosed by a double wall. The Museum is therefore the result of a work of conversion of the judicial prison in via Piangipane which was built between 1908 and 1912 based on a design by the engineers Bertotti and Facchini of the Civil Engineer Office. During the twenty years of fascism it became a place of detention for many anti-fascists. After the fall of the regime, on July 30,1943, 88 politic