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Italy

Plaque commemorating lawyers and judges expelled by Italian racial laws

A plaque was affixed in Rome's Court of Appeals in memory of lawyers, magistrates, and court officers expelled after the promulgation in Italy of the racial laws.

Italian Holocaust graphic novel trilogy debuts final installment

The third and final installment in the Casa Prima del Buio series, an Italian graphic novel series detailing the fictional story of a German conductor and his Jewish pupil during the Holocaust, has already hit shelves, and will be available in full December 23.

Life of 16th-century heiress, philanthropist and crypto-Jew hits Italian comics

The larger-than-life story of Gracia Mendes Nasi, a 16th-century Portuguese-Jewish merchant and intellectual is getting the comic book treatment.

Former UCEI President Renzo Gattegna dies at 81

Renzo Gattegna, former president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) from 2006 to 2016, died in Rome, aged 81. May his memory be a blessing.

Restoration of Torino synagogue completed

Renovation work on the monumental synagogue in Torino has been completed — and the work was celebrated at Simchat Torah with the dedication of a plaque honoring major donors to the project.

Liliana Segre holds last public testimony

Italian Auschwitz survivor and Senator for Liliana Segre held her last public testimony at a ceremony in Rondine, Tuscany.

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