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April 17, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1939, the city Rome. Amadeo Bondi, an Italian Jew, had fallen for Edith Katz, an Austrian Jew. Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had begun targeting foreign Jews, forcing the Katzes, who lived in the port town of Ostia, to move to Rome. No foreigners could live by the ocean, the laws stated, because they might send signals to the enemy. When the eight Katz family members arrived in Rome without lodging, the Bondi family took them in.
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June 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Newly released World War II intelligence intercepts reveal that timely warning was available to Allied leaders that Nazi occupiers planned to deport the Jews of Rome to Auschwitz in October 1943. Allied leaders did not say a word. The British intercepts of Nazi communications between Berlin and Rome were almost certainly available days in advance, said professor Timothy Naftali of the University of Virginia, who reviewed the previously classified data at the National Archives in Washington.
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September 15, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, responding to congressional criticism of the Bush Administration's refugee policy, Thursday ordered immigration authorities to reopen the cases of 4,200 Soviet Jews in Italy whose applications for refugee status have been denied. "I want to make absolutely certain that each and every Soviet emigre who is eligible for admission to this country as a refugee is adjudicated as such," Thornburgh said in a letter to James L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1939, the city Rome. Amadeo Bondi, an Italian Jew, had fallen for Edith Katz, an Austrian Jew. Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had begun targeting foreign Jews, forcing the Katzes, who lived in the port town of Ostia, to move to Rome. No foreigners could live by the ocean, the laws stated, because they might send signals to the enemy. When the eight Katz family members arrived in Rome without lodging, the Bondi family took them in.
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August 13, 1994 | Associated Press
Jewish groups in Italy and abroad demanded Friday that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denounce a Cabinet minister for suggesting "the New York Jewish lobby" was behind the plunging lira. Labor Minister Clemente Mastella later apologized, but the World Jewish Congress said it would complain to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. Berlusconi has been criticized, particularly in Western Europe, for including the National Alliance in his 3-month-old conservative coalition.
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February 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Jews will have the right not to work Saturdays and to deduct religious contributions from their taxes under an agreement worked out by the Italian government and the nation's Jewish community, a Jewish leader said Thursday. The new accord, which still must be approved by Parliament, will establish the rights of Italy's 35,000 to 40,000 Jews, 40% of whom live in Rome.
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Newly released World War II intelligence intercepts reveal that timely warning was available to Allied leaders that Nazi occupiers planned to deport the Jews of Rome to Auschwitz in October 1943. Allied leaders did not say a word. The British intercepts of Nazi communications between Berlin and Rome were almost certainly available days in advance, said professor Timothy Naftali of the University of Virginia, who reviewed the previously classified data at the National Archives in Washington.
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January 19, 1994 | Reuters
The Italian government issued a decree Tuesday extending March 27 general elections to March 28 after Jews objected that they would have to vote on the first day of Passover, state television said. The measure needs approval by Parliament, even though it has been dissolved.
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July 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Italy has ordered reparations to Jews who suffered under the anti-Semitic laws of fascism--but insists the money must come from the country's own Jewish community. Some Parliament members, saying the Treasury Ministry's demand is "repugnant," called on the government this week to stop it.
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April 15, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A historic Jewish community sprung from the world's first ghetto is dying here, but it is too soon for tears. Great vigor and invention may yet stay the passing of Venice's Jews. From his dermatologist's office overlooking Venice's storied lagoon, Roberto Bassi is quietly advertising for immigrants. He spreads the word in want-ad chatter at international medical conferences and in encounters with tourists who come in increasing numbers to explore the rich past of Venice's Jewish community.
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July 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Italy has ordered reparations to Jews who suffered under the anti-Semitic laws of fascism--but insists the money must come from the country's own Jewish community. Some Parliament members, saying the Treasury Ministry's demand is "repugnant," called on the government this week to stop it.
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August 13, 1994 | Associated Press
Jewish groups in Italy and abroad demanded Friday that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denounce a Cabinet minister for suggesting "the New York Jewish lobby" was behind the plunging lira. Labor Minister Clemente Mastella later apologized, but the World Jewish Congress said it would complain to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. Berlusconi has been criticized, particularly in Western Europe, for including the National Alliance in his 3-month-old conservative coalition.
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January 19, 1994 | Reuters
The Italian government issued a decree Tuesday extending March 27 general elections to March 28 after Jews objected that they would have to vote on the first day of Passover, state television said. The measure needs approval by Parliament, even though it has been dissolved.
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May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sixty police investigators have been sent to a southern town to help hunt for the vandals who desecrated graves and mutilated a corpse at a Jewish cemetery, the French government announced Wednesday. Officials also condemned an assault on a high school teacher who had talked about the desecration with her class. And still another case of desecration of a Jewish cemetery was reported Wednesday.
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April 15, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A historic Jewish community sprung from the world's first ghetto is dying here, but it is too soon for tears. Great vigor and invention may yet stay the passing of Venice's Jews. From his dermatologist's office overlooking Venice's storied lagoon, Roberto Bassi is quietly advertising for immigrants. He spreads the word in want-ad chatter at international medical conferences and in encounters with tourists who come in increasing numbers to explore the rich past of Venice's Jewish community.
NEWS
September 15, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, responding to congressional criticism of the Bush Administration's refugee policy, Thursday ordered immigration authorities to reopen the cases of 4,200 Soviet Jews in Italy whose applications for refugee status have been denied. "I want to make absolutely certain that each and every Soviet emigre who is eligible for admission to this country as a refugee is adjudicated as such," Thornburgh said in a letter to James L.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sixty police investigators have been sent to a southern town to help hunt for the vandals who desecrated graves and mutilated a corpse at a Jewish cemetery, the French government announced Wednesday. Officials also condemned an assault on a high school teacher who had talked about the desecration with her class. And still another case of desecration of a Jewish cemetery was reported Wednesday.
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September 5, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Italy's Jewish community Monday joined the growing Catholic-Jewish controversy over a convent of silent nuns at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, urging Pope John Paul II to intervene. "Things are in the hands of extremists on both sides. We are amazed it has been allowed to go this far," said Tullia Zevi, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities. "It is time the Pope contributed to the solution--if not publicly, then at least privately."
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September 5, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Italy's Jewish community Monday joined the growing Catholic-Jewish controversy over a convent of silent nuns at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, urging Pope John Paul II to intervene. "Things are in the hands of extremists on both sides. We are amazed it has been allowed to go this far," said Tullia Zevi, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities. "It is time the Pope contributed to the solution--if not publicly, then at least privately."
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February 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Jews will have the right not to work Saturdays and to deduct religious contributions from their taxes under an agreement worked out by the Italian government and the nation's Jewish community, a Jewish leader said Thursday. The new accord, which still must be approved by Parliament, will establish the rights of Italy's 35,000 to 40,000 Jews, 40% of whom live in Rome.
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