Linking together the history of the Holocaust, the resistance to Nazi-Fascism and the political and civic commitment that inspired the birth of the Italian Republic after the dictatorship and the war, Fossoli lies at the very core of Italy’s contemporary cultural memory. The essays in this volume analyse, from different disciplinary perspectives, the material and immaterial heritage that constitutes a rich and articulated memorial system today.
Texts by Lorenzo Bertucelli, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, Pierluigi Castagnetti, Paolo Faccio, Robert S. C. Gordon, Viviana Gravano, Giovanni Leoni, Marzia Luppi, Roberta Mira, Daniele Salerno, Andrea Ugolini and Patrizia Violi.
Table Of Contents
- About the editors
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Illustrations
- Foreword: The Heritage of a Transit Camp: Fossoli (Pierluigi Castagnetti)
- List of Abbreviations and Archives
- 1 At the Roots of the Fossoli Foundation: The Fossoli Camp (Marzia Luppi)
- 2 The Southern Terminal. Italy and the Memories of Deportation: A Transnational Perspective (Lorenzo Bertucelli)
- 3 The Fossoli Foundation and Its Heritage of History and Memory (Roberta Mira)
- 4 In Memory of the Other Resistance: The Places and Architecture of the Fossoli Memorial (Giovanni Leoni)
- 5 Pensaci, uomo! : Holocaust Memory, the Photo-Icon-Object and Licalbe Steiner at Carpi (Robert S. C. Gordon)
- 6 Rethinking Trauma, Rethinking History: The Case of Fossoli-Carpi (Viviana Gravano and Patrizia Violi)
- 7 Domesticity and Sacredness in Synagogue Architecture: The Oratory and Temple in Carpi (1722–1921) (Matteo Cassani Simonetti)
- 8 The Afterlife of the Fossoli Camp (Daniele Salerno)
- 9 The Remains and the Landscape: Strategies for Active Conservation of the Former Campo di Fossoli (Paolo Faccio and Andrea Ugolini)
- Essential Timeline
- Notes on Contributors
- Series index
Figures 7.2–7.3.Plans and sections of the building. The synagogues and their respective entrances are marked in dark grey. A. Entrance and staircase leading to the nineteenth-century synagogue; B. The staircase leading to the eighteenth-century synagogue; C. The atrium of the nineteenth-century synagogue; D. The nineteenth-century synagogue; E. The matroneum in the nineteenth-century synagogue; F. The entrance to the eighteenth-century synagogue; G. The matroneum in the eighteenth-century synagogue; H. The eighteenth-century synagogue; Image processed by the author of a survey of the building (2007), originally in 1:50 scale. Municipality of Carpi, Historic Centre Office.
Figure 7.4.Map of the city of Carpi, 1860. The ‘scuola degli Ebrei’, or School of the Jews, only the boundaries of which are indicated with a dotted line, is marked as number 13. Although its location was hidden from the street, it was connected directly to the main piazza in Carpi and with the most important places in the city. Modena, Luigi Poletti Civic Art Library, inv. no. 483.
Figure 7.7.Bartolomeo Artioli, appraisal of the home of Isacco, Anselmo and Giacobbe Finzi, 20 June 1827. The letter ‘O’ indicates the ‘Staircase shared with the synagogue’, while the letter ‘T’ indicates the courtyard that would be closed about thirty years later to build the new synagogue. Carpi, Civic Archives.←xii | xiii→
Figure 9.2.The Buna Werke of IG Farben factory in Monowitz concentration camp, 1941. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2007-0058 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, <https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5420107> accessed 16 July 2017.←xiii | xiv→
- XXVI, 328
- ISBN (PDF)
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- Publication date
- 2021 (October)
- Italy Concentration Camps Post-War Memory The Heritage of a Transit Camp Matteo Cassani Simonetti Roberta Mira Daniele Salerno
- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2021. XXVI, 328 pp., 14 fig. col., 84 fig. b/w.