The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

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When people think of the Holocaust, they think of the atrocities committed in Germany, France, Poland, etc. rarely is Italy mentioned, or thought of, at all in Holocaust histories. This book, translated from the original Italian, looks at what happened in Italy starting in late 1943 and ending in 1945; when the country was both at war with the Allies and at war with itself in a brutal Civil War. While not as many Jews died, after being forcibly sent to German Concentration Camps, it is still a black mark on Italian history that it happened at all, but it was part of a plan to degenerate Jews starting in 1938. Professor Sullam gives the reader an account of how things happened and looks at individuals on both sides; including going over why others informed and why others tried to help the Jews. It is a short book, but hopefully it will be widely read as it is an important contribution to the Holocaust studies and hopefully it will encourage students to look at what happened in other European countries.

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Author Simon Levis Sullam • Oona Smyth, Translator • Claudia Patane, Translator • David I. Kertzer, Foreword
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 208 pages
Publisher Princeton University Press
Publish Date 2018-Aug-28
ISBN 9780691179056
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Issue December 2018
Category History


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