Jews in Italy Under Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922-1945
Joshua D. Zimmerman
Cambridge University Press, Jun 27, 2005 - History - 374 pages
The Jews of Italy under Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922-1945 brings to light the Italian-Jewish experience from the start of Mussolini's prime ministership through the end of the Second World War. Challenging the myth of Italian benevolence during the Fascist period, the authors investigate the treatment of Jews by Italians during the Holocaust, and the native versus foreign roots of Italian fascist anti-Semitism. Each essay in this volume each illustrates a different aspect of Italian Jewry under Fascist and Nazi rule. Areas of inquiry include the role of the Catholic Church with special reference to Pope Pius XII, Mussolini's attitude and anti-Jewish policies leading to the onset of the 1938 Italian racial laws, and the Italian popular reactions to anti-Jewish persecution. Included also is an examination of cover images and articles from the Italian racist newspaper La Difesa della Razza intended to lay bare the influence of the Italian media on the general Italian public.
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It is refreshing to read a comprehensive and penetrating review of multifaceted views of the history of persecution of the Jews in Italy and Germany.
It is possible that many Italian people who had undergone much tragedy throughout history recognized and did not relish a position of persecution on selected peoples.
Many jews and many Italians were in the same boat with regard to survival. Many too were warped by ambition and violence. They went along with the ruination and destruction of others in their own interest and ignorance.
In my opinion humankind needs to take an enlightened look at who and what their leaders are advocating. We need to take an honest look at authoritarian leaders and their methods to gain or regain control. We need to stop them by other methods than destruction and war..
This author has contributed much in articulating and making clearer those processes. I thank him.
The Double Bind of Italian Jews Acceptance and Assimilation
Italian Jewish Identity from the Risorgimento to Fascism 18481938
Mussolini and the Jews on the Eve of the March on Rome
RISE OF RACIAL PERSECUTION
Characteristics and Objectives of the AntiJewish Racial Laws in Fascist Italy 19381943
The Exclusion of Jews from Italian Academies
The Damage to Italian Culture The Fate of Jewish University Professors in Fascist Italy and After 19381946
Building a Racial State Images of the Jew in the Illustrated Fascist Magazine La Difesa della Razza 19381943
The Shoah in Italy Its History and Characteristics
The Mollhausen Telegram the Kappler Decodes and the Deportation of the Jews of Rome The New CIAOSS Documents 20002002
The Persecution of Jews in Two Regions of GermanOccupied Northern Italy 19431945 Operationszone Alpenvorland and Operationszone Adriatisch...
THE VATICAN AND THE HOLOCAUST IN ITALY
The Papal Response to Nazi and Fascist AntiSemitism From Pius XI to Pius XII
Pius XII and the Rescue of Jews in Italy Evidence of a Papal Directive
AFTERMATH CONTEMPORARY ITALY AND HOLOCAUST MEMORY
The Rescued and the Rescuers in Private and Public Memories
The Impact of AntiJewish Legislation on Everyday Life and the Response of Italian Jews 19381943
The Children of Villa Emma at Nonantola
AntiJewish Persecution and Italian Society
CATASTROPHE THE GERMAN OCCUPATION 19431945