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The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy

Author: Simon Levis Sullam; Oona Smyth; Claudia Patane; David I Kertzer; João Cezar de Castro Rocha
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this gripping revisionist history of Italy's role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary Italians actively participated in the deportation of Italy's Jews between 1943 and 1945, when Mussolini's collaborationist republic was under German occupation. While most historians have long described Italians as relatively protective of Jews during this time, The Italian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Levis Sullam; Oona Smyth; Claudia Patane; David I Kertzer; João Cezar de Castro Rocha
ISBN: 9780691179056 0691179050
OCLC Number: 1028164770
Language Note: In English; translated from the Italian.
Notes: First published as I carnefici italiani in January 2015 by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milan, Italy.
Description: xiii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: An evening in 1943 --
The ideological context of genocide --
The dynamics of genocide: interpreting actions, motivations, and contexts --
The beginning of the persecutions --
The seizure of Jewish property --
December 1943: arrests and deportations from Venice --
Hunting down Jews in Florence --
At the border: Jews on the run --
A city without Jews: Brescia --
Informing --
Conclusion: Amnesties, repression, and oblivion.
Other Titles: Carnefici italiani.
Genocide of the Jews of Italy
Responsibility: Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer.

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