Essays

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…

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…

The Portuguese Inquisition

        Toward a History of Portuguese Inquisition: Trends in Modern Historiography (1974-2009) The Portuguese Inquisition : classic and modern historiography One and a half centuries after the…

Le Vie dei Canti

        Le Vie dei Canti: Jewish Music in Livorno From the introduction to Daniele Bedarida’s recording Shemà Qolì For centuries Livorno has been both a meeting point…

Our History as Italian Jews

        Opening speech at the Italian Jewish Congress 2011 The intensity and strength of the Italian Jewish minority’s connection with Italian Unification is well known. Aware that…

Eighty Years in Print

Eighty Years in Print: The Rassegna Mensile di Israel What follows is the text of the speech given by Prof. Anna Foa at the presentation of the indices  of the…

The Auschwitz Experiment

        The second Primo Levi Lecture was presented by Massimo Bucciantini, Professor of History of Science at the University of Siena-Arezzo, on November 11, 2010. A large…

Tullia Calabi Zevi

Tullia Calabi Zevi (1919-2011):  “My Political Autobiography” Tullia Zevi left us on January 22, 2011. We remember her with respect and affection. On the occasion of this Giorno della Memoria…