By Saviona Mane
Mussolini’s Jewish Lover Who Helped Launch Fascism
Margherita Sarfatti, Photograph via Wikicommons (Haaretz) On November 14, 1938, shortly after the Italian Racial Laws were passed, Margherita Sarfatti slipped out of her home near Lake Como, got into her car and asked her chauffeur to drive her to the nearby Swiss border. Among the few belongings the Jewish socialite and art critic had…
Berlusconi’s Jewish Joke Draws Rebuke From Vatican
Crossposted from Haaretz The Vatican journal and the Italian bishops’ daily newsletter yesterday condemned a “Jewish joke” told by Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi on his birthday last week. Berlusconi, who turned 74, jocularly told well wishers a joke about about a Jew that charged another Jew 3,000 euros a day to hide him during…
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