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Jews in Italy under Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922-1945

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ISBN-10: 0521841011

ISBN-13: 9780521841016

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joshua D. Zimmerman

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This book 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, authors investigate the treatment of Jews by Italians during the Holocaust, and the native versus foreign roots of Italian fascist anti-Semitism. Essays collected in this volume each illustrate 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…    
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List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Joshua D. Zimmerman is associate professor of history and the Eli and Diana Zborowski Professorial Chair in Interdisciplinary Holocaust Studies at Yeshiva University in New York City. He is the author of Poles, Jews and the Politics of Nationality: the Bund and the Polish Socialist Party in Late Tsarist Russia, 1892-1914 (2004), and editor of Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and its Aftermath (2003).

List of Contributors
The Jews of Italy, 1938
Principal Centers of Anti-Jewish Persecution, 1938-1943
Italian Jewry From Liberalism to Fascism
The Double Bind of Italian Jews: Acceptance and Assimilation
Italian Jewish Identity from the Risorgimento to Fascism, 1848-1938
Mussolini and the Jews on the Eve of the March on Rome
Rise of Racial Persecution
Characteristics and Objectives of the Anti-Jewish Racial Laws in Fascist Italy, 1938-1943
The Exclusion of Jews from Italian Academies
The Damage to Italian Culture: The Fate of Jewish University Professors in Fascist Italy and After, 1938-1946
Building a Racial State: Images of the Jew in the Illustrated Fascist Magazine, La Difesa della Razza, 1938-1943
The Impact of Anti-Jewish Legislation on Everyday Life and the Response of Italian Jews, 1938-1943
The Children of Villa Emma at Nonantola
Anti-Jewish Persecution and Italian Society
Catastrophe - The German Occupation, 1943-1945
The Shoah in Italy: Its History and Characteristics
The Mollhausen Telegram, the Kappler Decodes, and the Deportation of the Jews of Rome: The New CIA-OSS Documents, 2000-2002
The Persecution of Jews in Two Regions of German-Occupied Northern Italy, 1943-1945: Operationszone Alpenvorland and Operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland
Italy and the two German-controlled Operationszonen
The two Operationszonen in detail with provincial capitals
The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy
The Papal Response to Nazi and Fascist Anti-Semitism: 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
Return of the Repressed: Italian Film and Holocaust Memory
The Secret Histories of Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful