It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust

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Harper Collins, Jan 3, 2011 - History - 416 pages
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 IMAGINE ELIZABETH BETTINA’S SURPRISE when she discovered that her grandmother’s village had a secret: over a half century ago, many of Campagna’s residents defied the Nazis and risked their lives to shelter and save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust. What followed her discovery became an adventure as she uncovered fascinating untold stories of Jews in Italy during World War II and the many Italians who risked everything to save them.

 “Finally, somebody made known the courage and the empathy of the majority of the Italian people toward us Jews at a time of great danger.” —Nino Asocoli

 

 

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Bettina was born in the USA of parents who migrated from Italy. In the summer she visited her grandmother in the Italian village of Campagna. Later she lived in Italy herself. She accidentally learned ... Read full review

User Review  - Kelly L. - Christianbook.com

"It Happened In Italy" written by Elizabeth Bettina is an eye-opening read on the history of the Jews in Italy. This is a part of World War II not usually presented, I never even thought of Jews being ... Read full review

Contents

35 The NashvilleCampagnaNew York Connection
208
36 The Sound of Music
215
37 Ursulas Phone Call
220
38 Goodbye and Hello
224
39 The Postcard
230
40 Indiana Jones
233
41 Mamma Mia
236
42 The Pope Call
244

9 Vince Marmorale 1+13
43
10 How to Get to the Vatican Call Amy
46
11 Finding Out About Cardinal Ruini
54
12 Arriving in Italy
58
13 Exploring Rome
60
14 Walter Wolff Returns a Free Man
64
15 Vatican Visits
72
16 An Invitation from a Cardinal
81
17 Museum of Memory and Peace
86
18 The Documentary
89
19 I am EightySix Years Old Thanks to Italy
92
20 Walter Wolff s Funeral
101
21 Ursula the Priest and the Nuns
104
22 Hertas Visit
114
23 Max
122
24 Hiding Out in the Open
131
25 The Little Girl at the Pool
145
26 An Unexpected Detour
149
27 Ursulas Gasp
156
28 More Discovery
164
29 The Camp That Is Not a Camp
170
30 Saturday Night Live in Campagna
176
31 Cut IronTagliaferri
180
32 Connecting the Dots
189
33 More Dots Connecting
196
34 Nashville Bringing Me to Campagna
200
43 The Pope Visits New York
246
44 Visiting the Vatican Rudolfos Way
248
45 A Visit with Monsignor Caccia
256
46 Meeting the Pope
259
47 A Journey Back in Time
264
48 The Continuing Saga Becomes History
274
49 History Then and Now
282
50 Benevento Symposium
288
51 Back to Campagna
294
52 Potenza and Tito
300
53 Fratello di Latte the Milk Brother
317
Epilogue
325
Afterword
329
Appendix A List of 272 Internees in Campagna on September 16 1940
332
Appendix B List of Survivors Interviewed for this Book
339
Appendix C Historical Documents
342
Appendix D Book Time Line
Appendix E Numbers of Jews Living in Each European Country Prior to WWII and Who Were Murdered
Appendix F Letters from Vince Marmorale and Survivors Interviewed for this Book
Appendix G Complete Comments from Survivors and Other Readers of It Happened in Italy
Bibliography
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Readers Guide
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