Mussolini and the Jews: German-Italian Relations and the Jewish Question in Italy, 1922-1945
xii, 472 pp. "Dr. Michaelis studies two distinct but closely interrelated themes--German-Italian relations during the Fascist period and Fascist policy towards the Jews. He shows that prior to the Axis alliance Mussolini aimed at 'fascitizing' his Jewish subjects and at using them as instruments of his 'imperial' policy. There was latent tnesion from the outset, but there was no attempt to create a Jewish problem in Italy and no specifically Jewish opposition to the regime.In the second part of the book the author considers the impact of the Axis alliance on Fascist racial policy. He analyses the various stages of Mussolini's conversion to racialism and shows how the evolution of the Jewish question in Italy was determined by the exigencies of Axis policy from the autumn of 1936 onwards, despite the fundamental conflict of interest between partners and the divergence of views on Hitler's doctrine of Nordic superiority.Dr. Michaelis concludes by affirming that the importation of German racial theories into Italy marked a major turning-point in the history of Fascism. Fascist anti-Semitism was neither a logical development of the Fascist creed nor a logical extension of the racial measures adopted in Africa after the Ethiopian campaign. It was, however, a logical consequence of Mussolini's alliance with Hitler. The resulting Fascist race laws were neither an original Italian creation nor a slavish imitation of the German model.This is the first full-scale work in English on Italian Jewry under Fascism. It is also a contribution towards the general study of the Fascist dictatorship. Based on ten years' research in archives and interviews with participants in the events described, it illuminates previously unexplored areas of its subject. Its value is further enhanced by a substantial bibliography and a documentary appendix."KEYWORDS: SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII...
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110198225423
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