Essays

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…

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…

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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…

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Ferramonti, 70 Years After

International Conference Remembers the Concentration Camp of Ferramonti, 70 Years After the Liberation April 24 | 10 am to 6 pm, Centro Ebraico Il Pitigliani | Via Arco de’ Tolomei,…

Hidden in Plain Sight

        Alessandro Cassin Translated by Mariuca Iosifescu As it often happened in the past,  among this year’s initiatives to commemorate Yom Hashoah, there is little mention of…

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From Sarajevo to Parma

From Sarajevo to Parma, a Jewish family during the Second World War In the days that preceded Christmas 1941, before the eyes of the stunned inhabitants of the community of…

The Vatican and the Anti-Jewish Persecution

        The Vatican and the Anti-Jewish Persecution in Italy through Diplomatic Documents of the Holy See Following the controversy concerning the decision of Yad Vashem to change…