Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism

by Alexander Stille

Amazon Reader’s Review: “This is a very moving book, but also a very informative one. The author, an Italian journalist, shows how varied the Jewish response to and experience of fascism was in Italy. At one extreme there were Jews who joined the fascist party (and were welcomed into it) at the other extreme there were Jews fighting with the partisans. By describing what happened to five different families, this beautifully written book grips you like a novel and leaves you gasping at man’s inhumanity and humanity to his fellow man.”