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Gather What You Can and Flee -Jewish Intellectual Emigration form Fascist Italy Annalisa Capristo The Jewish emigration provoked by fascist persecution was a significant phenomenon in the history of 20th century’s Italy. It resulted in, among other things, a “brain…

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Return to Erfurt – Story of a Shattered Childhood: 1935-1945 Olga Tarcali The narrative follows the family’s flight from Germany to Brussels, through the grim French camps in Gurs and Saint–Cyprien, to the Cote D’Azur. After the capture of their…

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Skirmishes on Lake Ladoga – From Venice to Rome escaping the Racial Laws Roberto Bassi “Every morning in the kitchen I used to read – and comment upon – war bulletins for my grandmother. When everything was quiet, it said…

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A Silver Martian – Normality and Segregation in Primo Levi’s Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge Paola Mieli In Mieli’s interpretation, through surreal inventions, Levi pointed to a disquieting continuity between past aberrations and present normality, showing beyond any doubt how…

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Primo Levi, The Friend – Limmud for Primo Levi Bianca Guidetti Serra Primo Levi, The Friend is a brief text in the form of a limmud. In Jewish tradition, a limmud is a teaching that serves as a memorial to…

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Americordo – The Italian Jewish Exiles in America Gianna Pontecorboli Pontecorboli's book is a long overdue account of a lesser-known aspect of the Italian anti-Jewish persecution: the exile of Italian Jews to America. Forced to the US by the Fascist…

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On Reading If This Is a Man Alberto Cavaglion In 2012 Einaudi and Centro Internazionale Studi Primo Levi in Turin published a new annotated version of Primo Levi’s  If This Is a Man If, by Alberto Cavaglion. We are presenting here…

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A New Publishing Enterprise

A New Publishing Enterprise In 15 years of activity, Centro Primo Levi New York has established itself as a platform through which international audiences and the academia can access resources on Italian Jewish studies and current affairs. Our website promotes…

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