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Palatucci Commission

        The Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan to Lead Research Commission on Fiume 1938-1945 and Palatucci June-August 2013 –  The Union of the Italian Jewish…

Centaur Award 2013

John Elkann presents the Centaur Award to John Turturro On May 20th, 2013, Centro Primo Levi hosted its first benefit Gala. On this occasion John Elkann presented the Centaur Award…

Rehabilitating Fascist War Criminals

        Recent historiography has persuasively demonstrated that the anti-Jewish racial laws of 1938 were not Mussolini’s concession to Hitler, but instead the culmination of Italy’s own racist policies….

Italian Jews in the Modern Era

Marina Caffiero, Storia degli ebrei nell’Italia moderna. Dal Rinascimento alla Restaurazione. Carocci editore, Rome, 2014 Marina Caffiero’s new book offers an engaging overview of the situation of the Jews of…

Memory, Neglected.

        Memory, Neglected. The Italian Memorial in Auschwitz Alessandro Cassin Memorialization of the Shoah and its possible expression through art have been stirring passionate debates over the…

The Italian Jewish Press

The New Mobility of Italian Jewish Press: Pagine Ebraiche Alessandro Cassin interviews Guido Vitale In a time when media empires are crumbling and journalism seems like a dying profession, the…

The Jews and the Black Death

        Anna Foa – Translator: Andrea Grover, The Jews of Europe after the Black Death, University of California Press, 2000 Anna Foa’s richly innovative history of Jewish…

The People of the Book

The People of the Book and Their Books: Ferrara Celebrates Jewish Continuity and Book Publishing in Italy Alessandro Cassin interviews Riccardo Calimani The first edition of the Italian Jewish Book…

Jewish Studies in Venice

        Opens in Venice the International Center for Jewish Studies The shock of the Shoah has caused too many Jewish lives and cultures to be discovered after…

La trasparenza della parola.

        La trasparenza della parola. A multimedia homage to Primo Levi. A conversation with Emilio Jona and Andrea Liberovici. Alessandro Cassin Primo Levi would have been 90…