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The Fascists and the Jews of Italy : Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938-1943

The Fascists and the Jews of Italy : Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938-1943

Author: Michael A Livingston
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From 1938 until 1943 - before the German occupation and accompanying Holocaust - Fascist Italy drafted and enforced a comprehensive set of anti-Semitic laws. Notwithstanding later rationalizations, the laws were enforced and administered with a high degree of severity and resulted in serious, and in some cases permanent, damage to the Italian Jewish community. Written from the perspective of an American legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benito Mussolini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Livingston
ISBN: 9781107027565 110702756X
OCLC Number: 823860721
Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : On the historical significance of the leggi razziali --
Legislation : race, religion, and the "Italian model" of antisemitism --
Administration : expansion, evasion, and the problem of institutional conflict --
Adjudication : theory, practice, and the role of judicial personality --
The daily plebiscite : how local officials and ordinary Italians responded to the Race Laws --
From perpetrators to victims : the question of Jewish responses --
Conclusion : Implications of the Race Laws for Italy, the legal profession, and the study of racial statutes.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Michael A. Livingston, Rutgers-Camden School of Law.


This book describes the history and nature of the Italian Race Laws, a series of anti-Jewish laws adopted by Fascist Italy and in force during the period (1938-43) when Italy was independent of  Read more...


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