Books

Sarajevo, 1941-1945

        Emily Greble, Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler’s Europe, Cornell University Press, 2011 On April 15, 1941, Sarajevo fell to Germany’s 16th Motorized Infantry…

A Marriage in War and Peace

        Alexander Stille, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013 Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Elizabeth and Misha,…

The Chosen Few

        Maristella Botticini, Zvi Eckstein, The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492, Princeton University Press, 2012 In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and…

Jews on Trial

        Kathrine Aaron Beller, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638, Manchester University Press, 2011 Jews on Trial concentrates on Inquisitorial activity during the period…

Fascist Voices

Christopher Duggan, Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy, Oxford University Press, 2013 Today Mussolini is remembered as a hated dictator who, along with Hitler and Stalin, ushered in…

From Enemy to Brother

        John Connelly, From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965, Harvard University Press, 2012 In 1965 the Second Vatican Council declared…

In the Society of Fascists

        Roberta Pergher, Giulia Albanese (Editors), In the Society of Fascists: Acclamation, Acquiescence, and Agency in Mussolini’s Italy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 It has been a commonplace in…

After Mussolini

        Guri’s Schwarz’s After Mussolini: Review by Paul Arpaia After Mussolini: Jewish Life and Jewish Memories in Post-Fascist Italy, the translation of Guri Schwarz’s Ritrovare se stessi….

From Enemy to Brother

        From Enemy to Brother: A Review of John Connelly’s New Book John Connelly, From Enemy to Brother. The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965,…

Dawn Came Upon

        Dawn Came Upon Us Like a Betrayer: Jews in the Camp of Fossoli 1943-1944 This article is based on the introduction to Liliana Picciotto’s book: L’alba ci colse…