22 2015

Jewish Italian History- crash course

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Century Plaza 1000 Conference Room 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 121
Columbia, MD 21044

Contact Sophie Novinsky
4107304976 x 103

A Crash Course in Jewish Italian History: From Maccabees to World War II
Loretta Saks' visual and oral presentation will engage us as she recounts the story of Jews in Italy told through the eyes of her mother. She will focus especially on the life of her family in Mussolini's fascist Italy during WWII. Was the Italian WWII experience the same for Jews as it was in Germany et al.? "Racial" laws, separation from family members, and a "cat and mouse" experience of being hidden by righteous Italians who saved their lives, and led to their coming to freedom in America.