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New Book Evaluates the Pre-Holocaust Italian Race Laws (1938-1943)

I have recently published a book "The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938-1943" with Cambridge University Press.   I believe it to be the first full-length, English-language work on the Race Laws as distinct from the Holocaust in Italy, which began in earnest with the German occupation of northern and central Italy in 1943.   Scholars of the Holocaust will not be surprised that I found this to be an imperfect boundary: that is to say, the Italian laws were rather more enthusiastically promoted and enforced than many people would like to remember and--while the laws w

JULY 23 1942: Treblinka extermination camp officially opened

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Part of Operation Reinhard, located northeast of Warsaw, and operating from July 23, 1942 until October 19, 1943, between 800,000 to 1,200,000 Jews and 2,000 Romani died in the gas chambers of Treblinka II. 

In Treblinka I, a forced labor camp with a  forest, gravel pit, and irrigation facility, housing 20,000 inmates, over half of them died from hunger, disease, mistreatment, and summary executions.

JULY 23 1942: Treblinka extermination camp officially opened

Posted to H-Holocaust cc H-Antisemitism

Part of Operation Reinhard, located northeast of Warsaw, and operating from July 23, 1942 until October 19, 1943, between 800,000 to 1,200,000 Jews and 2,000 Romani died in the gas chambers of Treblinka II. 

In Treblinka I, a forced labor camp with a  forest, gravel pit, and irrigation facility, housing 20,000 inmates, over half of them died from hunger, disease, mistreatment, and summary executions.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transnational Holocaust Memory

An international conference on Transnational Holocaust Memory will take place on 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds, to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this conference will explore the future of Holocaust memory in shifting international contexts.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

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