Culture

Turin: Jews and Waldensians, citizens like others since 1848

Under the sky of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana has once again turned blue. “1848: Jews and Waldensians, citizens like others”, states the white bold lettering appearing on the city’s symbol from this week. Conceived as a grand new temple for …

WWII, the denunciation of Jews on display at the Casina dei Vallati in Rome

Under Nazi-fascism, not only notorious gangs, such as the Bardi-Pollastrini or the Cialli-Mezzaroma gangs, but also “ordinary” Italian citizens distinguished themselves in the denunciation of Jews. A painful chapter, addressed by the exhibition “Le parole dell’odio. Gli ebrei romani venduti …

Jewish Rome tells its story in a book series

The first volume was published in 2012: La scomparsa della sesta Scola (“The disappearance of the sixth Synagogue”), written by Giancarlo Spizzichino. The author reconstructed the little-known history of the Portaleone synagogue, also known as “the Sixth Synagogue,” located in …

The hidden beauty of Sicily’s ancient Jewish heritage

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Catania Section of the Jewish Community of Naples held an event to raise awareness about the Sicilian Jewish heritage. The initiative included a visit to the impressive Jewish catacombs located in the ancient heart of …