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Conflicts of Memory

The Reception of Holocaust Films and TV Programmes in Italy, 1945 to the Present

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Emiliano Perra

Situated at the confluence of history, media and cultural studies, this book reconstructs the often deeply discordant and highly selective memories of the Holocaust in Italy in the postwar era. The author’s core method is one of reception analysis, centred on the public responses to the many films and television programmes that have addressed the Holocaust from the 1940s to the present day. Tied to the heritage of Fascism, antifascism, and the Resistance, public memory of the Holocaust in Italy has changed greatly over the years. Self-acquitting myths of Italian innocence and victimhood, and universalising interpretations grounded in Catholicism and Communism, provided the initial frameworks for understanding the Holocaust. However, the last two decades have seen an increasing centrality of the Holocaust in memory culture but have also witnessed the establishment of a paradigm that relativises other fascist crimes and levels the differences between Fascism and antifascism. Working with the largest corpus yet established of Holocaust film and television in Italy, from the 1948 retelling of the Wandering Jew myth to Roberto Benigni’s controversial Life Is Beautiful, from the American miniseries Holocaust to Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man, Conflicts of Memory probes Italy’s ongoing, if incomplete, process of coming to terms with this important aspect of its past.

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Index 16 October 1943, roundup 70, 155, 197, 199, 220 50 anni (1898–1948) 52; ‘Il prezzo della pace’ (The Price of Peace; Baldi) 52 1967 War 14, 15, 80, 81 1973 War 14, 15, 80, 88 18.000 giorni fa (Eighteen Thousand Days Ago) (Gabrielli) 221 A carte scoperte con Albert Speer (Cards on the Table with Albert Speer; Risi) 88 ABC (American Broadcasting Company) 144 Abyssinia 223 Adenauer, Konrad 58 Alatri, Paolo 126 Alessandrini, Goffredo 34, 40 see also Cavalleria; L’ebreo errante; Luciano Serra pilota Alleanza Nazionale (AN; National Alliance) 151, 213, 227, 228, 229 Alto Adige 29 Alunni, Franco see ‘Essere ebrei in Italia oggi’ Alvaro, Corrado 43 Amen. (Costa-Gavras) 187, 188, 204, 205–16 Amidei, Sergio 56 Amin, Idi 145 Amsterdam 161 Andremo in città (We’ll Go to The City; Risi) 79, 89–91, 219 Angioletti, Gian Battista 34 Anni d’Europa see Storia del Terzo Reich anticommunism 50, 188, 201 Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith 194 antifascism 41, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 66, 68, 79, 91, 98, 114, 126, 150, 173, 226, 227, 228, 230; antifascist paradigm 5, 53 anti-Semitism 33, 44, 59, 64, 65, 71, 72, 78, 81, 96, 111, 123, 127, 129, 141, 142, 143, 144, 156, 163–4, 170, 189, 203, 207, 218, 228; anti- Semitic laws 3, 41, 45, 89, 91, 126, 130, 150, 151, 153, 154, 160, 165, 170, 171, 204, 219, 223, 227; Christian roots of 37, 48, 64, 129, 131, 143, 188, 189, 190, 194, 202, 203, 209; in...

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