Police Inspector-General Guido Lospinoso has long been praised for the rescue
of Jews before September 8, 1943 in Italian-occupied Southeastern France. This
study proves that Lospinoso never embarked on a personal mission to do so. In
fact, he implemented orders to evacuate foreign Jews from the Mediterranean
coast under Italian rule. He was initially obedient when Rome ordered him to
surrender some of those Jews to the Nazis—although nobody carried the order
to completion. Ultimately Lospinoso’s actions epitomize the complexities of
Fascist Italy’s stand vis-à-vis the Nazi policy of extermination.
Research was funded by a Claims Conference
Saul Kagan Fellowship in Shoah Studies; a European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
Fellowship; a Holocaust Educational Foundation Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the
Study of the Holocaust; a Scouloudi Historical Award from the London Institute of Historical Research; a Postgraduate Research Support Grant from the Royal Historical Society; and a
Martin and Rhoda Safer Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowship.
CitationHolocaust and Genocide Studies, 2019, 33(1), pp. 90–111
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations
VersionAM (Accepted Manuscript)
Published inHolocaust and Genocide Studies
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP) for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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