9780805067385-0805067388-First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy

First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy

ISBN-13: 9780805067385
ISBN-10: 0805067388
Edition: Reprint
Author: Loy, Rosetta, Conti, Gregory
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780805067385
ISBN-10: 0805067388
Edition: Reprint
Author: Loy, Rosetta, Conti, Gregory
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Loy, Rosetta, Conti, Gregory wrote First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy comprising 208 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0805067388 and 9780805067385. Since then First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up among the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood world of indulgent nannies and summers in the mountains was also the world of Mussolini's fascist regime and the increasing oppression of Italian Jews. Loy interweaves the two Italys of her early years, revealing the willful ignorance of her own family as one by one their Jewish neighbors disappeared. She indicts journalists and intellectuals for their blindness and passivity, and presents a searing and dispassionate record of the role of the Vatican and Catholic leadership in the devastation of Italian Jewry.

Written in crystalline prose, First Words offers an uncommon perspective on the Holocaust -- that of one writer as she struggles to reconcile her memories of a happy childhood with her adult knowledge of one of the world's most horrifying tragedies.

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