How many Jews were employed by the Italian State when the anti-Jewish laws were passed? What happened to them? A new study by Annalisa Capristo and Giorgio Fabre published by Il Mulino offers many of the answers.
The two scholars used the Italian Government Accountability Office’s archives to find all the names of people who were let go in 1939 for racist motives: since their salaries were paid by the State, the termination of the payments had to be registered by the office.
The study presents about 720 cases. Many were teachers in the various orders of schools, there were academics, engineers, mail carriers and so on.
The study has shed light on many previously unknown aspects of the Jewish persecution.