Mussolini’s granddaughter under fire for tweeted threat

Alessandra Mussolini unleashed a storm of protest from the Jewish community after she tweeted a threat to sue anyone who posted “pictures or phrases” that were “offensive” to her grandfather.

Jewish soldiers who fought the Nazis receive Italy’s highest honour

The Jewish Brigade, which was part of the British Army and the first and only all-Jewish fighting force to serve in World War II, had over 5,000 volunteers at its peak.

Italy’s universities to apologise for anti-Jewish laws

Eighty years later after Italy's infamous racial laws, the deans of all 83 major Italian universities will gather in Pisa to apologise to the country’s Jewish community.

Italian Jews say plan for Roma registry has echoes of fascist past

Italy’s Jewish community condemned a call by the country’s hardline interior minister to take a census of Italy’s Roma population.

Rome mayor blocks street dedication for neo-fascist leader

The mayor of Rome announced that a decision to name a street after the founder of Italy’s major post-war neo-fascist party will be blocked.

Italian cycling champion who saved Jews in Holocaust given honorary Israeli citizenship

When the Nazis occupied northern and central Italy in 1943, Gino Bartali began transporting fake identity papers for Italian Jews. His efforts earned him the designation of Righteous Among the Nations.

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