Picciotto:The Jews in Fossoli’s Past
Between December 1943 and August 1944, Italian Fascist authorities worked with Nazi officials to detain and deport thousands of Jews. Trains hauled them from the Fossoli internment camp near Verona to near-certain death in Germany and Poland. Among the deportees was famed Italian novelist Primo Levi. When he reached Auschwitz, he wrote, “The dawn seemed a betrayal…” A new book recalls Fossoli’s painful history.
- Friday, 28 June 2013