A war of memories: De Felice and his "Intervista sul Fascismo"

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Discusses the book of interviews with Renzo de Felice (by Michael Ledeen), published in 1975, in terms of the way it attempted to absolve Italian fascism of responsibility for antisemitism and the deportation and extermination of Jews during the Holocaust. De Felice praised fascism for its modernization of Italy and blamed only German Nazism for racism and the persecution of the Jews in Italy. Mussolini "the humanist" was contrasted with Hitler. Places the book in the context of a postwar reaction against anti-fascism, especially that of the communists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Modern Jewish Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

RAMBI Publications

  • Rambi Publications
  • De Felice, Renzo -- 1929- -- Intervista sul Fascismo
  • Fascism -- Italy -- Historiography
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Italy


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