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Resistance partisans in Val Chisone, Piemonte, Fall 1944. Image from the Adolfo Serafino Archive, Torino

Primo Levi, Mountain Rebel

Levi’s experience as a partisan—and the execution of two teenage boys—showed him humans’ capacity for extreme violence. A review of Sergio Luzzatto’s Primo Levi’s Resistance and Collaborators in Occupied Italy….

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Venice, the Jews and Europe

On September 19 at 6:00 pm the English edition of the 500th Anniversary exhibition on the Venice ghetto with essays by some of the most prominent scholars in the field,…

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A Primo Levi Atlas

A Primo Levi Atlas: Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo, by Marco Belpoliti Marco Belpoliti has crowned his decades long critical engagement with Levi with an ambitious new book, Primo…

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From Musa Dagh to Masada

How Franz Werfel’s novel about the Armenian Genocide inspired the Warsaw Ghetto fighters and the Zionist resistance A crowded hotel lobby in Breslau in late 1932. People waited there to…

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A Third Model of Jewish Enlightenment?

Francesca Bregoli. Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014 Despite its status as the second-largest Jewish community in western Europe in the eighteenth…

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The Secret of the Last Jews of Rhodes

A Daunting Discovery: The largest Carabinieri Archives Outside of Italy and a List of 1661 Names Shed Light on a Greek island’s Darkest Moments How was it possible? A locked door,…

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Italian Chazanut

The Erna Finci Viterbi Italian Chazanut Round Table A resource on Italian Jewish liturgy and music On February 14, 2016 Centro Primo Levi presented its new project dedicated to the…

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Press on Primo Levi’s Complete Works

Primo Levi’s Complete Works: Selected Press 1/15/16    Public Books / review “Monumental. . . . Lively, poised, brand-new versions of all Levi’s books and collections, many complete here for…