The municipal authorities of Rome have decided to build a Holocaust museum. The Italian government and RAI-TV will show a television spot to announce the project. The museum will be a major architectural development in the city’s “Stati Generali” plan for major projects in the city. Italy’s first Holocaust museum will be based on preliminary plans drawn up under the sponsorship of Rome’s previous mayor, Walter Veltroni. It will be built in the central area of Villa Torlonia. The museum’s director, Marcello Pezzetti, has said the museum will be specifically aimed informing Italians’ about their own role in the Holocaust. He has said Italy, like Austria, was a partner of Nazi Germany, “not a victim.”