Brava Gente: Debunking the Myth of Jew-Loving Italians

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Dr Shira Klein, professor of modern history at Chapman University, discusses her book Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism, analyzing the contested legacy of the modern Jewish experience in Italy.



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One comment on “Brava Gente: Debunking the Myth of Jew-Loving Italians

  1. Deavman says:

    And yet I read many times that 80 % Italian Jews survived. How does this happen when you say that the Italian police was directly involved in the hunting down of Jews.
    Also in the beginning of the interview, Bulgaria was mentioned as the one country that refused to round up ITS Jews. True enough, but the fact is that any non Bulgarian Jew found was handed over to the Nazis. Bulgaria considered its Jews full citizens, sadly other Jews were not spared.

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