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Jews in Italy, 1922-1945

        Joshua Zimmerman, Jews in Italy under Fascist and Nazi rule, 1922-1945, Cambridge University Press, 2005 “Zimmerman’s edited collection offers a valuable overview of the new historical…

The Former Jews of This Kingdom

        Nadia Zeldes, The Former Jews of This Kingdom: Sicilian Converts After the Expulsion, 1492-1516, Brill Academic,  2003 This book examines the presence of the converted Jews…

A Fortunate Jew

        Vittorio Dan Segre, Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story, University of Chicago Press, 2008 (1st ed. 1987) John Gross, The New York Times ‘I…

The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste

        Lois C. Dubin, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture, Stanford University Press, 1999 ‘Dubin’s brilliant study of the cosmopolitan entrepôt of…

Inside the Gas Chambers

        Shlomo Venezia, Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Polity, 2009 This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at…