Dr. Levis Sullam's talk argues that, contrary to widely held views, thousands of Italians actively participated in the Holocaust, arresting, depredating and deporting Jews. While killings mostly did not take place on Italian soil, in the context of the war, the Nazi occupation and the civil war that divided the country in 1943-45, Italians were responsible for a genocide --- with different roles in bureaucracy, police, the Fascist party and informing.
Simon Levis Sullam has taught modern European history and Jewish history at Venice - Ca’ Foscari, Berkeley and Oxford. He holds a PhD in European Social History from Ca’ Foscari and his fields of interest include the history of ideas and culture in Europe between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth century, with a particular focus on nationalisms and fascism; the history of the Jews and of Anti-Semitism; the history of the Holocaust; the history of historiography; questions of historical method.
- Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
- Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union
- This event is free and open to the public.
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