The Jews in Fascist Italy: A History / Edition 1

The Jews in Fascist Italy: A History / Edition 1

by Renzo De Felice, Robert L. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1929631014

ISBN-13: 9781929631018

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Enigma Books

Drawing on documents (41 are appended) of newly available Italian government archives, the Union of Jewish Communities of Italy, Fascist leaders, and victims' families, the late U. of Rome historian deflates the myth that Fascism was imposed on Italians while differentiating Fascism from Nazism. The book includes photos of internment camps, and anti-Semitic media and…  See more details below

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Drawing on documents (41 are appended) of newly available Italian government archives, the Union of Jewish Communities of Italy, Fascist leaders, and victims' families, the late U. of Rome historian deflates the myth that Fascism was imposed on Italians while differentiating Fascism from Nazism. The book includes photos of internment camps, and anti-Semitic media and policy leaders. It lacks a subject index. This is the first English edition of a book originally published in Italian in 1961, and updated in 1993.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929631018
Publisher:
Enigma Books
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Biblioteca Di Cultura Storica Series
Edition description:
1 ENG ED
Pages:
821
Sales rank:
1,421,937
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms viii

Preface Franklin Hugh Adler xi

Introduction to the New Edition (1993) xviii

Bibliographical Note xxx

Author's Introduction (1987) xxxiii

Part 1

I The Italian Jews on the Eve of the Fascist Takeover

1 The Italian Jews 3

2 Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Zionism in Italy 24

3 The Fascist Attitude: Its Initial Contacts with the Jews 61

II The Years of Adjustment: 1922-1932

4 A Difficult Beginning 75

5 Toward an Agreement 89

6 The New Establishment of the Jewish Communities 99

7 Palestine and Italian Public Opinion 107

III In Hitler's Shadow: The Internal Contradictions of Fascism -1933-1934

8 Hitler Takes Power: The Initial Consequences 117

9 The Italian Government and the German Anti-Semitic Measures 129

10 Anti-Semitism Threatens Italy 141

11 The Italian Jews React 151

IV Fascist Foreign Policy and Zionism

12 Mussolini and Zionism 163

13 The First Phase: Prelude to War in Ethiopia 166

14 The Second Phase: The War in Ethiopia and Zionism 178

15 The Third Phase: Breaking Relations 185

V The Crisis Deepens: 1935-1937

16 The War in Ethiopia 193

17 The Tripoli Incidents 201

18 The Growing Press Campaign Against the Jews 209

19 Repercussions on Italian Jewry 224

Part 2

VI The Preparation of the Anti-Semitic Measures: January to November 1938

20 Mussolini's Position 239

21 Preparing Public Opinion 261

22 Fascist Party and Government Initiatives up to September 1938 276

23 The Project to Settle the Jews in Italian East Africa 285

24 Fascist Party and Government Initiatives up to November 1938 291

25 Italian Public Opinion 309

26 Italian Jewry and the First Anti-Semitic Measures 325

27 International Reaction 336

VII Fascist Persecution

28 Anti-Semitic Legislation and Fascist Policy 345

29 The Implementation of the Anti-Semitic Laws 358

30 Fascist Propaganda and Public Opinion 378

31 The Foreign Ministry and the Armed Forces Overseas 399

32 The Jews, the Union of the Communities, and the DELASEM 413

33 The Jews and And-Fascism 428

VIII The Last Act of the Tragedy: Nazi Extermination

34 The Badoglio Government 437

35 The Italian Social Republic - RSI 443

36 Hunting Down the Jews 459

Appendix A 481

Documents 483

Index 608

Notes on Contributors 616

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