Essays

Portico d’Ottavia 13

      Anna Foa, Portico d’Ottavia 13: Una casa del ghetto nel lungo inverno del ’4, Laterza 2014 Review by Andrea Grover Anna Foa’s , Portico D’Ottavia 13:  Una…

Devoto’s Oral Archive (1987-1989)

        Tuscan Memories of the Nazi Deportation: Devoto’s Oral Archive (1987-1989) Andrea Devoto (1927-1994) was an Italian psychologist, a professor of Social Psychology and the director of the Ospedale Psichiatrico in Maggiano (Lucca) and the Ospedale…

Hearing Jewish

Hearing Jewish, Writing Italian  Reconsidering the Written Sources of Italian Jewish Music The earliest historical sources that document the development of Jewish musical culture in Italy are a series of…

Luigi Dallapiccola’s musical innovations

        Collateral Damage: Luigi Dallapiccola’s Musical Innovations Caught Between Tyranny and Ideology Alessandro Cassin With a riveting concert performance of Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero, Alan Gilbert and…

Il Generale della Rovere

Il Generale della Rovere an the Dilemmas of Post-War Italy In his recent book The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010, Robert Gordon refers to the late 1950s and early 1960s…

Telos on Fascism

        A New Issue of Telos: The Particularities of Fascist Anti-Semitism When we examine European anti-Semitism during the 1930s, and especially the Shoah, the case of Germany…

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Lorenzo Da Ponte in New York City   Anyone consulting the mid-nineteenth century catalogs of New York City’s two oldest libraries would be struck by the astonishing number of Italian…

Between Italy and Israel

        A recollection of artist Piero Cividalli published by La Giuntina, Florence on the occasion of the publication of his father’s memoir “From Dream to Reality: letters…

Ordinary Italians and genocide 1943-45

        January 27, Remembrance Day: ordinary Italians and genocide 1943-45 What is a genocide and how does it occur? This is a question that we Italians can…