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The Resource The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy, Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer

The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy, Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer

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The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy
Title
The Italian executioners
Title remainder
the genocide of the Jews of Italy
Statement of responsibility
Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer
Title variation
Genocide of the Jews of Italy
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 Executioners tells a very different story, recounting in vivid detail the shocking events of a period in which Italians set in motion almost half the arrests that sent their Jewish compatriots to Auschwitz. This brief, beautifully written narrative shines a harsh spotlight on those who turned on their Jewish fellow citizens. These collaborators ranged from petty informers to Fascist intellectuals--and their motives ran from greed to ideology. Drawing insights from Holocaust and genocide studies and combining a historian's rigor with a novelist's gift for scene-setting, Levis Sullam takes us into Italian cities large and small, from Florence and Venice to Brescia, showing how events played out in each. Re-creating betrayals and arrests, he draws indelible portraits of victims and perpetrators alike. Along the way, Levis Sullam dismantles the seductive popular myth of italiani brava gente--the "good Italians" who sheltered their Jewish compatriots from harm. The result is an essential correction to a widespread misconception of the Holocaust in Italy. In collaboration with the Nazis, and with different degrees and forms of involvement, the Italians were guilty of genocide'-- Publisher description
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Levis Sullam, Simon
Dewey number
945.00492/4
Index
index present
Language note
In English; translated from the Italian
LC call number
DS135.I8
LC item number
L49513 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smyth, Oona
  • Patane, Claudia
  • Kertzer, David I.
  • Rocha, João Cezar de Castro
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Fascism
  • Antisemitism
  • Fascism
  • Jews
  • Italy
Label
The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy, Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as I carnefici italiani in January 2015 by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milan, Italy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-174) and index
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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
Control code
on1028164770
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780691179056
Lccn
2018938054
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy, Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smyth with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as I carnefici italiani in January 2015 by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milan, Italy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1028164770
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780691179056
Lccn
2018938054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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