Often overshadowed by the persecution of Jews in Germany, the treatment of Jews in fascist Italy comes into sharp focus in this volume by Italian historian Michele Sarfatti. Using thorough and careful statistical evidence to document how the Italian social climate changed from relatively just to irredeemably prejudicial, Sarfatti begins with a history of Italian Jews in the decades before fascism - when Jews were fully integrated into Italian national life - and provides a deft and comprehensive history from fascism's rise in 1922 to its defeat in 1945.
Michele Sarfatti is director of the Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea in Milan and the author of many books and articles about Jews in fascist Italy. John Tedeschi is a Reformation historian, and Anne C. Tedeschi is a book conservator. Their many cotranslated works include the award-winning The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg.