A Sixteen-Year-Old’s Narrative of the Fleischmann Family and Other Free Internees in Fascist Italy, September 1943 – June 1944
Luigi Fleischmann | Editor: Daniella Zaidman-Mauer
“It was guarded by military police… we moved out, armed only with some pistols and hand grenades…” This diary documents a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the plight of Jewish “free internees” in Italy during WWII. It describes in vivid detail the unique predicament of Jewish residents following the passage of the Nazi racial laws in Italy. The lucid descriptions are enhanced by outstanding drawings of the area and events of the time.