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The Exact Number of Stars

Ribka Sibhatu, Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Translated by André Naffis-Sahely from the Italian and from Italian translations of the Tigrinya and Amharic made by the author. (Poetry Translation Centre, 2020).  We are thankful…

Legitimizing Fascism Through the Holocaust?  

The reception of the TV miniseries Perlasca: un eroe italiano in Italy. As the Holocaust becomes increasingly present in the political discourse in the US, Europe and Israel, this reflection by…

A Convert’s Tale

A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy. Tamar Herzig’s meticulously researched and superbly written book offers an intriguing view into the dramatic life story of Salomone…

A Note From a Refugee of 75 Years Ago

While browsing the files of the UNRRA archive looking for data on the DP camps at Santa Maria di Leuca, I found this memo that a refugee named Ladislav Lang…

Never Again What?

On the Hard Questions Primo Levi’s Still Asking   One hundred years ago Primo Levi was born in Turin, the first-born son of a middle-class Jewish-Italian family. They were turbulent…