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Benevolence and betrayal five Italian Jewish families under fascism by Alexander Stille

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Published by Penguin Books .
Written in English


  • Jewish families -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Jews -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Italy.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Italy.,
  • Holocaust survivors -- Italy.,
  • Jews -- Italy -- Genealogy.,
  • Italy -- Genealogy.,
  • Italy -- Ethnic relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-365).

StatementAlexander Stille.
The Physical Object
Pagination365 p., ill
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22397011M
ISBN 100140177159

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