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Boston Globe Editorial on Tullia Zevi

By Mario De Siati (Own work)

James Carroll wrote an editorial in today’s Boston Globe remembering great Italian journalist Tullia Zevi, who was born just a few years before the fascist regime came to power in Italy. She was a teenager when Mussolini passed the so-called racial laws of 1938, and she had just stepped into adulthood when Nazi troops stormed Rome’s Ghetto on October 16, 1943. Carroll focuses on Zevi’s openness to dialogue with the Catholic Church, despite the memory of Pope Pius XII’s silence during the horrific days when jews in Rome faced mass deportation. Carroll is very critical of Italian society back then, ...

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