Oct 22, 2019
First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy
Posted by Rosetta Loy

An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five year old growing up in the heart of the well to do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome But her childhood world of velvet and lace, aiAn internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five year old growing up in the heart of the well to do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome But her childhood world of velvet and lace, airy apartments, 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, shifting with powerful effect from a lyrical evocation of the many comforts of her class to the accumulation of laws stipulating where Jews were forbidden to travel and what they were not allowed to buy, eat, wear, and read She reveals the willful ignorance of her own family as one by one their neighbors disappeared, and indicts journalists and intellectuals for their blindness and passivity And with hard won clarity, she presents a dispassionate record of the role of the Vatican and the Catholic leadership in the devastation of Italy s Jews.Written in crystalline prose, First Words offers an uncommon perspective on the Holocaust In the process, Loy reveals one writer s struggle to reconcile her memories of a happy childhood with her adult knowledge that, hidden from her young eyes, one of the world s most horrifying tragedies was unfolding.

  • Title: First Words: A Childhood in Fascist Italy
  • Author: Rosetta Loy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • First Words A Childhood in Fascist Italy An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibilit

    Gauss74

    Era da diverso tempo che sentivo nominare Rosetta Loy (addirittura da decenni: “cioccolata da Hanselmann” mi era finito tra le mani nell’edizione Superpocket, la supereconomica che si vendeva nelle edicole alla fine degli anni novanta), senza che mi decidessi mai ad affrontarla. Sbagliavo, ed aver cominciato questo interessantissimo "la parola ebreo” è l’ennesima ragione per cui devo essere grato ad Anobii.Da romana nata nei primi anni ’30 da famiglia cattolica tradizionalista, la L [...]


    Antonella

    The narrative from the POV of a child becoming a young girl is interspersed with historical facts, some of them new to me, even though I've read quite a few books about that period. For ex. I didn't know that pope Pius XI had planned an encyclical «Humani Generis Unitas» against racism and antisemitism (although not free of anti-Judaism, the Jews being responsible for Jesus' death according to what was preached in Catholic churches till the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965).The book aptly depi [...]


    Maurizio Manco

    "C'è chi gli ha voltato le spalle con stolida indifferenza e c'è chi li ha traditi e venduti per cinquemila lire, tanto davano i tedeschi per ogni ebreo adulto denunciato, perché poi il prezzo scendeva a tremila lire se si trattava di una donna, e a mille per un bambino. Ma c'è anche chi non ci ha pensato due volte a rischiare la vita per salvarli." (p. 131)


    Bruce

    The book contains the impressions of a girl growing up interspersed with historical narrative. Perhaps the most notable parts are those showing the non-action or perhaps his tacit approval during the persecution of Jews in Italy.


    Alfredo Scognamiglio

    Bello questo libro di Rosetta Loy che attraverso i ricordi della sua infanzia di bambina di una famiglia della buona borghesia cattolica nell'Italia fascista mostra un tratto triste della nostra storia.La Loy vive a Roma in un ambiente piuttosto benestante, con bella casa, vacanze in montagna, divertimenti e l'innocenza dell'età infantile, ma attorno a lei succedono cose sempre più strane ed incomprensibili. I suoi vicini ed amici ebrei con le loro famiglie, subiscono a seguito dell'ideologia [...]


    Ilmatte

    Attraverso le memorie dell'infanzia, la tragedia delle leggi razziali del 1938 e l'ipocrisia del Vaticano. Pagine buie della storia italiana, che è necessario conoscere. bookcrossing/journal/975063


    Dean Moriartist

    La materia è sicuramente interessante, ma lo stile ricorda troppo spesso una cronologia, alla quale vengono aggiunti, di tanto in tanto, accadimenti privati.



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