The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010

The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010

by Robert Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804763461

ISBN-13: 9780804763462

Pub. Date: 07/11/2012

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944–2010 is the first major study of how postwar Italy confronted, or failed to confront, the Holocaust. Fascist Italy was the model for Nazi Germany, and Mussolini was Hitler's prime ally in the Second World War. But Italy also became a theater of war and a victim of Nazi persecution after 1943, as resistance,

Overview

The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944–2010 is the first major study of how postwar Italy confronted, or failed to confront, the Holocaust. Fascist Italy was the model for Nazi Germany, and Mussolini was Hitler's prime ally in the Second World War. But Italy also became a theater of war and a victim of Nazi persecution after 1943, as resistance, collaboration, and civil war raged. Many thousands of Italians—Jews and others—were deported to concentration camps throughout Europe. After the war, Italian culture produced a vast array of stories, images, and debate through which it came to terms with the Holocaust's difficult legacy. Gordon probes a rich range of cultural material as he paints a picture of this shared encounter with the darkest moment of twentieth-century history. His book explores aspects of Italian national identity and memory, offering a new model for analyzing the interactions between national and international images of the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804763462
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,267,006
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Part I

1 The Shape of Italy's Holocaust 3

2 Villa Torlonia 14

3 The Field 25

Part II

4 New Knowledge 41

5 Primo Levi 64

6 Rome 86

7 Shared Knowledge 109

8 Grey Zones and Good Italians 139

9 Transnational Lines 157

10 After Such Knowledge 188

Notes 207

Bibliography 243

Index 269

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