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on 4 January 2008
This book is breathtaking in story, meticulous in detail and captivating in style. I could barely put it down after reading the first few pages. I am not Jewish nor am I Italian, but I do live in Italy and am tyring to understand the mentality of those around me. This book really helps.
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on 23 April 2012
The author, Alexander Stille, tells the stories of five Jewish families in Italy, during Fascism: how they reacted to it, and to racial laws and persecution.
This is a book of history, that can be read also as a collection of thriller stories.
It's well written, well documented and moved me in several occasion.
If you liked the works of Primo Levi, you'll like this as well.
I strongly recommend it.
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