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Italian and Italian American Studies

The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy

Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952

Authors: Herr, Alexis

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This book analyzes the role and function of an Italian deportation camp during and immediately after World War Two within the context of Italian, European, and Holocaust history. Drawing upon archival documents, trial proceedings, memoirs, and testimonies, Herr investigates the uses of Fossoli as an Italian prisoner-of-war camp for Allied soldiers captured in North Africa (1942-43), a Nazi deportation camp for Jews and political prisoners (1943-44), a postwar Italian prison for Fascists, German soldiers, and displaced persons (1945-47), and a Catholic orphanage (1947-52). This case study shines a spotlight on victims, perpetrators, Resistance fighters, and local collaborators to depict how the Holocaust unfolded in a small town and how postwar conditions supported a story of national innocence. This book trains a powerful lens on the multi-layered history of Italy during the Holocaust and illuminates key elements of local involvement largely ignored by Italian wartime and postwar narratives, particularly compensated compliance (compliance for financial gain), the normalization of mass murder, and the industrialization of the Judeocide in Italy.

About the authors

Alexis Herr is a Lecturer in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies department at Keene State College, USA. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Holocaust History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Herr, Alexis

    Pages 1-9

  • In the Marketplace: Fascist Socialization and Consent in Carpi

    Herr, Alexis

    Pages 13-29

  • Germany and Its Occupied Ally: The German Occupation, the Repubblica di Salò, and the Deportations of Jews

    Herr, Alexis

    Pages 31-46

  • Fossoli and the Final Solution

    Herr, Alexis

    Pages 47-67

  • Deconstructing the So-called Silent Assent: The Chain of Command, Compensated Compliance, and Resistance

    Herr, Alexis

    Pages 69-89

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59896-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy
Book Subtitle
Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59898-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-59898-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59896-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 227
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