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Zuccotti, Susan 1940-

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Works: 14 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 7,485 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Musical settings  Christmas music  Sacred music  Vocal scores 
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Most widely held works about Susan Zuccotti
 
Most widely held works by Susan Zuccotti
Holocaust odysseys : the Jews of Saint-Martin-Vésubie and their flight through France and Italy by Susan Zuccotti( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust intensified. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a grueling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine Central and Eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France just before or during the first year of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or long-time resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them, with about one thousand others, from hostile Vichy France to the peaceful Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and from there, after a harrowing trek on foot over the mountains, to northern Italy. There, in September 1943, German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either arrested and deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in a desperate fight for survival. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution."--Jacket
Under his very windows : the Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuccotti examines the actions of Pope Pius XII and his assistants at the Vatican to help Italian Jews escape the Holocaust
Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish rescue : how a French priest together with Jewish friends saved thousands during the Holocaust by Susan Zuccotti( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Zuccotti narrates the life and work of P?re Marie-Beno?t, a courageous French Capuchin priest who risked everything to hide Jews in France and Italy during the Holocaust. Who was this extraordinary priest and how did he become adept at hiding Jews, providing them with false papers, and helping them to elude their persecutors? From monasteries first in Marseille and later in Rome, P?re Marie-Beno?t worked with Jewish co-conspirators to build remarkably effective Jewish-Christian rescue networks. Acting independently without Vatican support but with help from some priests, nuns, and local citizens, he and his friends persisted in their clandestine work until the Allies liberated Rome. After the conflict, P?re Marie-Beno?t maintained his wartime Jewish friendships and devoted the rest of his life to Jewish Christian reconciliation. Papal officials viewed both activities unfavorably until after the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), 1962-1965"--Publisher's website
The Italians and the Holocaust : persecution, rescue, and survival by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many recent books and movies have documented the collaboration of the French authorities with the anti-Jewish German policies of World War II. Yet about 76 percent of France's Jews survived - more than in almost any other country in Western Europe. How do we explain this phenomenon? Certainly not by looking at official French policy, for the Vichy government began preparing racial laws even before any had been decreed by the German occupiers. To provide a full answer to the question of what kept more than 250,000 Jews alive, Susan Zuccotti examines the response to the Holocaust of the French people. Drawing on memoirs, government documents, and personal interviews with survivors, she tells the stories of ordinary and extraordinary French men and women, Jewish as well as non-Jewish. Here are stories of ambiguity and betrayal as well as courageous protection. They range from Pierre Laval, prime minister of the Vichy government who authorized roundups and deportation of foreign Jews while waffling on persecutions of the native-born, to Pastor Andre Trocme, who inspired the 3,000 residents around Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to save 5,000 Jews. The book also examines when and how the Jews understood their danger, and how they responded. From Denise Caraco Siekierski, a Jewish university student who became a leader in the Service Andre, a Jewish Resistance network that saved a thousand people, to Marc Chagall, who turned down an early invitation from New York's Museum of Modern Art to emigrate to the United States but finally fled to Spain, the stories depict men and women acting, erring, and risking their lives daily. Many factors conspired to save the Jews, Zuccotti concludes, including France's mountainous terrain, the proximity to two neutral countries, and the existence of an Italian occupation zone. These factors bought time for the Jews, and time allowed the French people to learn what was happening. But ultimately what saved lives, Zuccotti writes, was the passive support of the majority of average French men and women - shopkeepers, innkeepers, bus drivers, train conductors, village residents - who could tell that a customer or newcomer was different and probably a fugitive yet chose to remain silent. "A compliment for silence or benign neglect is faint praise indeed," she writes. "But in the historical reality of the Holocaust in France, especially as it applied to native Jews, silence was perhaps the most important factor in survival." Correcting the historical record, Zuccotti argues that the French reaction to the Holocaust, when judged by the awful standards of the rest of the world, was not as reprehensible as it has been portrayed
Hitler's contract : how Mussolini became Hitler's publisher : the secret history of the Italian edition of Mein Kampf by Giorgio Fabre( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giorgio Fabre's book will occupy a permanent place in the historical studies of Fascism and Nazism because it shows that Mussolini was a determined anti-Semite. Fabre lets the facts speak for themselves: fascism since its beginnings included a small but vocal anti-Semitic fringe that was destined to grow because Mussolini sympathized with it. Not only did Mussolini buy the rights to "Mein Kampf", he also diligently annotated the extracts prepared by his Foreign Ministry translators. Then, Mussolini developed his own anti-Semitic policy, which would have raised him to become the leader of European anti-Semitism. His first step (in 1933-1934) was the elimination of Jews from all positions of responsibility in Italian society."--Publisher's website
The wartime experience and politicization : workers and peasants in the Province of Milan, 1915 - 1918 by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two popes and the Holocaust : an examination of the controversy by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pr̈e Marie-Benot̋ and Jewish rescue : how a French priest together with Jewish friends saved thousands during the Holocaust by Susan Zuccotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Zuccotti, author of Under his very windows, and Ronald Rychlak, author of Hitler, the War and the pope, debate the role of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust. A panel discussion follows the debate and the participants answer questions from the audience
One step ahead : a Jewish fugitive in Hitler's Europe by Alfred Feldman( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carroll Gardens cookbook( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'Osservatore Romano and the Holocaust, 1939-1945 by Susan Zuccotti( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laud to the nativity = (Lauda per la Natività del Signore) : for solo voices, mixed chorus and instrumental ensemble by Ottorino Respighi( )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Under his very windows : the Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy
Alternative Names
Susan Zuccotti Ameerika Ühendriikide ajaloolane

Susan Zuccotti American historian

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Susan Zuccotti historiadora estadounidense

Susan Zuccotti historiadora estatunidenca

Susan Zuccotti historienne américaine

Susan Zuccotti istorică americană

Susan Zuccotti US-amerikanische Historikerin

Languages
English (97)

Italian (19)

French (2)

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Under his very windows : the Vatican and the Holocaust in ItalyThe Italians and the Holocaust : persecution, rescue, and survivalThe Holocaust, the French, and the JewsHitler's contract : how Mussolini became Hitler's publisher : the secret history of the Italian edition of Mein KampfOne step ahead : a Jewish fugitive in Hitler's Europe