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Uncertain refuge : Italy and the Jews during the Holocaust

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Uncertain refuge : Italy and the Jews during the Holocaust
Call No: 945.091 C25u

Call Number945.091 C25u
Dates1995; ©1986
Statement of ResponsibilityNicola Caracciolo ; translated and edited by Florette Rechnitz Koffler and Richard Koffler ; foreword by Renzo De Felice ; prologue by Mario Toscano.
Creators & ContributorsCaracciolo, Nicola (author)
Rechnitz Koffler, Florette (translator)
Koffler, Richard (translator)
Rechnitz Koffler, Florette (editor)
Koffler, Richard (editor)
Felice, Renzo De (contributor)
Toscano, Mario (contributor)
SummaryOf some 50,000 Jews in pre-war Italy, 42,000 managed to survive the Second World War period. In a country allied with the National Socialists (Nazi) how did so many survive when elsewhere on the continent under Nazi control millions did not? Why did individuals and networks take such great risks to rescue them?

During the mid-1980s the Italian journalist Nicola Caracciolo, intent on answering these questions, interviewed more than sixty Jewish survivors of the Italy of that era. His subjects ranged from the well known to the ordinary and unknown.

Here, Florette Rechnitz Koffler and Richard Koffler provide translations of those interviews, which show that Italy, despite its bombast, its military adventurism, its very real cruelties and acts of repression, never succumbed to the genocidal mania of its German ally, and covertly opposed the "final solution".—Back cover
ContentsForward / Renzo De Felice
Introduction / Florette Rechnitz Koffler and Richard Coffer
Prologue / Mario Toscano 

The Interviews
  • Professor Daniel Carpi
  • Blanka Stern and Others
  • Nada Volhaim
  • Erna Nachmias
  • Marcello Hoffman
  • Slata Glick
  • Ervin Gombosh
  • Aliza Almoslino
  • Abraham Cohen
  • Woman, Unidentified
  • A Mans Voice
  • Ita Lador
  • An Unidentified Voice
  • Mr. Doron and Bernanrd Grosser
  • Commander Yehosha Halevy
  • Marco Hermann
  • Isak Ita (Josef Ithai)
  • Ariel Leo Koffler
  • Elena and Lot Minervi
  • Feri and Zlata Noiman
  • Emmy Raphael Nachmias
  • Asaf Kansi
  • Jossepe Papo, M.D.
  • Albert Samuel, M.D.
  • Dan Danko Sternberg
  • Father Pierre Marie-Benoit (Father Maria Benedetto)
  • Enzo Cavaglion
  • Lia Corinaldi
  • Father LIbero Raganella and Mr. Dell-Ariccia
  • Olga Di Veroli
  • Amabassador Roberto Ducci
  • Nedo Fiano
  • Emilio Foa
  • Primo Levi
  • Giacoma Limentani
  • Guido Lopez and Anna Marcella Tedeschi
  • Mino Moscati
  • Ambassador Egidio Ortona
  • Attorney Massimo Ottolenghi
  • Carla Ovazza
  • Chaim Pajes, M.D.
  • Lello Perugia
  • Professor Augusto Segre
  • Attorney Bruno Segre
  • Sion Segre Amar
  • Giuliana Tedeschi
  • Rabbi Elio Toaff
  • Graziella Viterbi and Father Aldo Brunacci
  • Elisa Della Pergola and Massimo Teglio
  • Menotti, Ermanno, and Maria Di Girolamo
  • Sidi Duiri Sharon and Simi Duiri
  • Anna and Marianna Giordana
  • Esther Kichel Macher and Rachel Kichel Schutz
  • Dan Millin
Physical Description xli, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated by Florette Rechnitz Koffler and Richard Koffler.
PublisherUrbana : University of Illinois Press
Notes
  • Translation of: Ebrei e l'Italia durante la guerra, 1940–45
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-176)
RecognitionGifted in 1995 by Sam & Mona Kaplan

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