Fascism and Racial Laws in Mussolini’s Italy

In his talk and slide presentation, historian and part-time Sandisfield resident Dr. Robert A. Maryks will tell a story of the impact of the racial laws on the Jews (and those who were considered Jews) under the Mussolini regime. This story is based on 139 letters that were exchanged between the [...]

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Film: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Join us for this Academy Award - winning classic (Best Foreign Language Film, 1971), setting the context for historian Robert Maryks’ talk the next day, which will include correspondence from the Finzi-Continis.

Amid the ravages of WWII, the Finzi-Continis, a cultured Jewish family, live in [...]

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