The Jewish Brigade Group and Italy: a political and historiographical quarrel

Fantoni, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-6249-3993, 2021. The Jewish Brigade Group and Italy: a political and historiographical quarrel. Journal of Modern History, 93 (1). ISSN 0022-2801

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This article demonstrates how the emergence of a new non-scholarly literature about the Jewish Brigade Group produced contrasting interpretations, in Italy, of the role both the Jews and Arabs of Palestine played during WWII. This led to a political quarrel, which eventually resulted in a disconcerting split within the Italian anti-fascist front. The article aims to contribute to a resolution of this crisis by reaffirming the role of professional historians in the struggle against the public and political use of history, which characterises the dispute. It does so by resorting to the primary tool of the historian: archival documents.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Modern History
Creators: Fantoni, G.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date: March 2021
Volume: 93
Number: 1
ISSN: 0022-2801
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Feb 2021 12:01
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 03:00

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